Many cases today involve a component of international criminal law due to the rapid and complex technological developments of our global society. In its widest context, the source of international criminal law might be derived from the general principles of international law recognized by civilized nations; and found in the customary law accepted by states, the general criminal law recognized by nations, and the treaties governing the conduct of nations toward each other.
International criminal law can also be categorized according to whether the conduct in question is international, constituting an offense against the world community, or whether the act is transnational, affecting the interests of more than one state. Our practice focuses on the transnational crime category, which includes drug trafficking, trans-border organized criminal activity, counterfeiting, money laundering, financial crimes, credit card fraud, smuggling and traffic in persons. Activities which are conducted across borders, through international telephone lines, wires, shipments and mail, and which affect or involve individuals in two or more countries are within our international criminal law practice.
In this area of the law, knowledge of recent International legal, treaty and tribunal developments is essential. Our knowledge and expertise in international extradition, the use of military forces and militias, and the differences in the criminal justice systems and civil rights and privileges around the world is crucial in formulating effective and successful defense strategies for our clients. The combination of our immigration practice and our criminal defense practice has given us in-depth experience in dealing with laws, government and law enforcement agencies and tribunals in countries all over the world, as well as with such that operate on a cooperative basis between and among nations.