Criminal Litigation in Thailand

When you have been charged with a criminal offence in Thailand, it is imperative that you have an experienced defense criminal lawyer on your side who knows the Law in Thailand and procedures, also how to protect your rights and freedom. Bangkok Legal’s criminal lawyers provide full range of legal services to defend individuals accused of the following areas:

Criminal Cases

If you are involved in a criminal case with your life on the line and your future at serious risk, our commitment to your case will encompass, as stated above, a generous time commitment, thorough and tedious court preparation, and will not be inexpensive.

Our litigation team consists of seasoned trial lawyers and former police officers. As former police officers you benefit from our specialized insider knowledge of the internal processes of law enforcement. We are intimately familiar with law enforcements investigation and prosecution methods. This unique knowledge allows us to see cases from both sides giving our clients a significant advantage in criminal cases. The stress of facing the court system can be overwhelming, and you never want to enter this arena without a powerful criminal defense lawyer by your side.

We are the most trusted and respected firm for people who’s life depends on the quality and commitment of their legal team.

The Police

The job of the police is to build a case against you when they think you have broken the law, and they are good at it. It’s not their job to help you. Do not be naïve and think that you can work with the police without a lawyer. Too often in Thailand people in trouble prefer to trust their wife, girlfriend, their friends, their wife’s friend of a friend of a friend who knows someone who can help. Direct negotiations with the police without a lawyer subject you to information extraction techniques and methods that are unknown to you. It is the job of the police to extract information to use against you, it is very easy to unknowingly provide information that will cement their case against you.

Our firm handles negotiations with the police in criminal matters on behalf of our clients. You should never attempt to negotiate with the police either on your own or though a friend or relative. This will expose you and/or your friend/relative to further arrest and/or clever trickery designed to build a stronger case against you. Serious and irreversible problems can occur should you attempt to deal with police on your own. As in your home country, you should never talk with the police without legal counsel. Never answer police questions. In Thailand, you have the right to remain silent.

The Prosecutor

It is the prosecutors job to use the case/evidence the police created against you to convict you in a court of law. The prosecutor has great authority and can ask the police to investigate further and secure, prepare and protect witnesses against you. In the court the prosecutor must prove the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Court

The police and prosecutor have great power and resources to build and present a case against you that makes you look like a monster. All cases in Thailand start with an accusation. Police and prosecution build their cases to support the accusation. The judge is the only person in this process who is impartial. While the law may state that the government needs to prove that you committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt, in reality it will feel as though you need to prove your innocence. Our job is to create a great deal of doubt directly relating to the main features of the crime for which you have been accused. This is a process that requires an enormous amount of preparation.

Think of a trial like an upcoming exam. If you don’t study you will surely fail. If you put the time in and study hard you will pass. The more time spent on study and preparation the better you will do.

As stated above, thoughtful examination, a generous time commitment, and thorough tedious court preparation is what is required to achieve a successful outcome. Anything less is like playing Russian roulette with your life.

Whether you are faced with a criminal charge, divorce, child custody matter, or a serious civil dispute, you need a tough, aggressive and effective advocate working on your behalf. Our experience, reputation and track record assures that you will receive the highest quality representation.

White Collar Crime

White collar crime is a serious issue that has many particular features due to contracts, employment and identity. We vigorously defend clients accused of these type crimes and have a proven track record in this area of the law. If you are the victim of a white collar crime our lawyers will seek restitution and prosecution of anyone who has committed a crime against you. This area of the law is one of our specialties and we invite you to consult with us on your particular case.  Victor & Wright Litigation Partnership is dedicated to representing foreigners living in Thailand who have been accused of crimes and are looking for superior defense and vindication.


Fraud crimes are becoming more frequent in business and personal lives. We have a vast knowledge in this area of the law with experience on both sides by helping prosecute those who have committed fraud against our clients as well as defended individuals accused of fraud. Our lawyers are dedicated to the best possible resolution in these matters and are ready to discuss your particular case.


Embezzlement is a type of fraud usually committed by employees. These crimes can have very severe conciseness to those accused of it, as well as its victims. Our law firm specializes in all types of Embezzlement, Fraud and White Collar Crimes. We have defended many clients accused of these crimes and as well have prosecuted those who have committed Embezzlement against our clients interests.

Money Laundering

Money laundering is being aggressively prosecuted world wide by governments looking for tax revenues. This crime can have serious results for those accused of it and our clients are  vigorously defended with all possible protections put in place to protect their assets and freedom.


Extradition is a serious matter and those accused of crimes in other countries, or arrested in foreign countries need the most experienced law firm in their corner to fight for their freedom. The legal processes required to extradite are lengthy and have many stages that can be used to delay or end the process altogether. Our law firm is experienced with extraditions and ready to consult with you on your case.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are a very serious matter and those accused of these crimes need an aggressive advocate in their corner. We vigorously defend our clients against all accusations. Our firm excels in sex crime cases because we see the police often victimizing all parties involved.

Theft & Burglary

Theft & burglary crimes have serious consequences in Thailand, and those accused of them require a law firm with aggressive tactics and extensive experience in this area of the law. As seasoned trail attorneys and former police officers with decades of litigation experience and inside knowledge of law enforcement procedures, we are intimately familiar with investigation and prosecution methods. No other firm is in a better position to defend in criminal matters.


Drug cases in Thailand are extremely serious and do have potential for the death penalty or life in prison. Those accused of these serious crimes require a law firm with the most competent and experienced trial attorneys in Thailand. Victor & Wright is the law firm of choice for those needing expert representation for drug charges in Thailand.

Having a former police officer on your side is especially important to you in drug cases. Our insider knowledge of the internal processes of law enforcement will build a stronger and more effective defense for you.

The methods used to investigate and prosecute persons on drug charges have their own set of rules and procedures. We are experts at analyzing and reacting to weaknesses in any drug case prosecution and know how to defend clients who have found themselves in deep trouble with drug violation charges.

Internet Crime

Internet crimes and technology violations require a strong defense and clients need a law firm that has extensive knowledge in technology and the procedures used to prosecute Intent crimes. We have our own IT team with specialized technical knowledge ready to build a defense for you. Our IT team and experience trial lawyers employ the best cutting edge strategies to mount a vigorous defense for clients accused of Internet crimes.


Our firm has successfully defended four murder cases, earning acquittals in each case. There is no other legal matter as serious as when you have been arrested for murder. When your life is on the line you need the best representation available. As one of the top litigation firms in Thailand our fees are representative of our skills. This is the one time in your life that money saved by hiring a discount firm will not be available to you should they fail.

Other Crimes

Our firm is dedicated to foreigners who have been accused of crimes and are looking for superior defense. We also represent clients who are victims of crimes and who are seeking resolution/restitution. Our law firm is a mix of veteran Thai trial lawyers who are experts in the English language, American advisors with vast experience in Thai Law and legal procedure and former police officers with specialized insider knowledge of the internal processes of law enforcement.

  • Murder / Homicide
  • Drug crimes/Narcotics abuse
  • White collar crimes
  • Crimes of violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Property offences
  • Fraud
  • Immigration Offences
  • Labour Offences