Criminal law

To sustain co-existence in society, it is necessary to have rules of conduct which guarantee the life, bodily integrity, liberty and assets of individuals as well as public order and public safety.Such a person may not necessarily know that in Hungary...


 Drunk driving (DUI)

Since the introduction of „zero tolerance”, the laws prescribe even harsher punishments for drunk driving (drink driving, DUI) than before. What can you expect if you drove while under the influence of alcohol?



 Criminal proceedings

Criminal proceedings are launched not only against habitual offenders. The rules of conduct of today’s society, reinforced with criminal law are so complicated and expansive that some of its prohibitions may be violated by any average person.


 People smuggling

As per our Criminal Code in force, the criminal act of assisting illegal entry (smuggling illegal aliens) (§353) is committed by someone who aids another person in crossing a state border illegally. 



Welcome to the website of the Lőrik Law Office (criminal lawyer in Budapest – Hungary)

Dr. Lőrik József Balázs criminal lawyer provides  legal services predominantly in the area of criminal law in Budapest, Hungary. Our office combines a modern and professional approach with the classical activities of a lawyer.

Our criminal law office in Budapest, Hungary provides full defence services. We help to anyone involved in criminal proceedings due to one reason or another, whether (s)he is an aggrieved person, a criminal defendant (suspect or accused) or another participant in the proceedings. It is important that a criminal proceeding does not start with the trial hearing. It is, therefore, practical to take care of professional defence as early as possible. The defence strategy may be worked out right after the start of the proceeding. It needs the help of a criminal lawyer. The counsel of our office act on behalf of our clients with utmost care and professional experience.

To sustain co-existence in society, it is necessary to have rules of conduct which guarantee the life, bodily integrity, liberty and wealth of individuals as well as public order and public safety. One of the most ancient methods of compelling people to abide by the rules of conduct serving the harmonious balancing of diverse interests is that the state threatens the violation of such rules with punishment, i.e. it creates criminal law.


When do you need a defence counsel to help you?

The presence of the defence counsel (defence attorney, defender, criminal lawyer) is justified, nay, it is necessary right at the beginning of a criminal proceeding, even affecting the entire defence strategy, since the phase of interrogation is a very critical part of the proceeding, where professional advice and help is most needed. The circumstances of the interrogation of suspects weigh heavily on the defendant, not infrequently creating a feeling of vulnerability.

It is important to note that all statements made by the suspect in the course of her/his interrogation may be used as evidence in the criminal proceeding, even against the suspect. The presence of the criminal defender at the interrogation is of paramount importance for he guarantees the faultless exercise of the defendant’s rights and conformity with procedural rules.

If you are going to be interrogated as a witness or a suspect in a criminal proceeding, use by all means the help you can get from a defence counsel well versed in criminal law. Just like when having even a slight illness, we turn to a medical doctor for efficient help, we should never be too greedy about the money and time for getting help from a professional, the defence counsel in the criminal proceedings against us. In such instances we should never be left alone in the maze of paragraphs.


The right to defence:

There are no two identical criminal proceedings. They are all special, each client is different and equally important for us. Once you disclosed to us the facts and data inevitably necessary for mounting a criminal defence, we formulate a defence strategy to reach the optimal result.

In a criminal proceeding, the defendant (suspect, accused) is entitled to defend himself, but he also has the right to employ a defence counsel of his choice. The right to defence is important, among others, because it is meant to balance the dominant position of the authority in its relationship with the defendant.


Criminal Lawyer

Our criminal law office in Budapest, Hungary provides full defence services.


Task of the criminal lawyer:

The defence counsel (defence attorney, criminal lawyer) helps the defendant  to understand the charges against him in the criminal proceedings. The criminal lawyer helps the defendant to state his position on it. The criminal lawyer also helps to present his reasons against the charges.The defence counsel helps to make remarks with regard to the activity of the authorities and to make motions. The defence counsel also makes motions for the finding of exculpating and/or mitigating evidence. The criminal lawyer also promotes the exercise of other rights of the defendant, as laid out in laws.


Criminal law:

Only a small portion of criminal law norms may be regarded simple. The interpretation of laws is, in many instances, of such complexity that, apart from defence counsel, even courts are of different opinions. It is disputed wether it is a criminal act to kiss an 11 year-old girl on the mouth. Whether it is theft to connect to the wifi network of someone else. Whether it is forging public records to register at an address where the registrant does not, in fact, dwell.  Taking a position on individual issues is further hampered by frequent changes of criminal laws, due to which our earlier knowledge, believed to be certain, becomes dated.

On basis of the new Criminal Code, for instance, a lower blood alcohol level is sufficient for drunk driving. Refusing to make a witness statement has become a crime, accepting gratuity is deemed bribery in several cases. At the same time, we have more liberty to shoot a thief climbing into our garden. Whereas children may be criminally responsible from a lower age. With attention to this, if you wish to gain reliable information of the criminal law consequences of your (intended) conduct, it is worth talking to an expert, i.e. a defence counsel.

Is there a criminal proceeding under way against you or one of your relatives in Hungary? Do you need a criminal lawyer In Hungary? Get an appointment with us.




06 70 947 9950

06 30 432 2665

criminal lawyer Hungary - Budapest

Lőrik Law Firm - criminal lawyer in Budapest, Hungary


What can I learn in a consultation?

At our first meeting, we give our clients a one-hour, individualised consultation on your rights, obligations, options during the criminal proceedings, the type and size of the expectable penalty, and the necessary steps. Following this consultation you will be able to freely decide whether to employ the professional help of our expert criminal lawyers. You need, however, to be aware that legal help is not a panacea. There is no legal solution which acquits everybody of a charge.

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dr. Lőrik József Balázs
dr. Lőrik József Balázs


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