Even if your criminal trial ends in a conviction, at Ufer Knauer you are in good hands with a legal team committed to representing your best interests. Although in these cases the enforcement of the sentence thereby can often not be prevented, it is possible to play an active role its enforcement and so considerably minimise its effects.
This applies particularly in cases of non-suspended prison sentences. An application for the postponement of a sentence’s immediate enforcement can enable the individual concerned to tend to urgent personal affairs or seek advice on medical issues. In some cases, a plea for clemency can serve to prevent or at least limit the negative impact of the enforcement of a prison sentence.
An early release from prison – usually possible after two thirds, in some cases even after half of the sentence has been served – is something that should be pursued and prepared for as soon as you start your sentence. We submit the right applications and accompany you at hearings before the chamber responsible for the enforcement of sentences. We of course, where appropriate, file the necessary appeals on your behalf.
Not only in case of a prision sentence but also if convicted to serve a suspended sentence or the payment of a fine, there are multiple options available to play an influential role in the enforcement of these sentences. In the case of a suspended sentence, the revocation of the suspension can be avoided even in case of a new convictions or breaches of conditions.
Serving a prison sentence
The rights of the individual concerned must be guarded and competently asserted, also when serving a prision sentence.
This already starts with the question of the institution at which the sentence is to be served and includes issues such as requests to be transferred to a single cell or to a different facility, either for the purpose of maintaining family contacts or to enable a return to work. Even basic questions relating to daily realities of prison life, such as visitation rights (for example without a protective screen) can require legal advice.
We also handle and supervise the relaxation of conditions, such as the transfer to an open prison facility, leave and leave from the sentence. Further, we support and help establish independent employment outside of the prison, enabling you to earn your own salary while only having to spend nights at the prison facility.
In all of these matters Ufer Knauer Rechtsanwälte has extensive experience. We provide competent support and advice. In particular attorney Tobias Pretsch, who for years was the manager of a prison department and is especially well connected in this area, is available to answer your question relating to all issues concerning sentences enforcement and the serving of a prison sentence.