Who We are – Israeli Criminal & Military Defense Law Firm
providing our legal services all across Israel
Our firm is unique in the scene of Criminal Law firms, as we represent suspects and accused persons with no previous criminal record and avoid, on principle, representing “professional” criminals or criminal organizations.
Israeli Criminal Defense Lawyer Guy Flanter founded the Law Firm in 1999 after stepping down from the State Attorney’s Office.
Alongside large corporations such as banks, telecom, insurance and gas companies, the clients of our law firm include business and high-tech people, corporate officers, attorneys, accountants, physicians, insurance agents, contractors, civil servants, salaried employees and other self-employed professionals.
Our law firm has extensive and proven experience in handling Criminal, Military and Disciplinary cases and in providing legal representation in Criminal Courts, Military Courts and Disciplinary Tribunals, all across the state of Israel.
Within this web site, you can find many examples of criminal cases which our firm has led to closure within the framework of pre-trial hearing proceedings, or closure with a conditional order, cancellation of indictments, cessation of criminal proceedings by the Attorney General, acquittal of accused persons in Criminal cases, acquittal in disciplinary proceedings, termination of criminal proceedings without a criminal conviction, expungement of a criminal record and expungement or cancellation of a police record. For further details see: Successful Case Results.
Many of our law firm’s clients come from the Israeli armed forces and its intelligence community: IDF; Israel Police; GSS and other intelligence bodies.
The common denominator for all our clients – they are all ordinary people, generally law-abiding, who live their lives without harming anyone and this is their first encounter with Criminal or Disciplinary suspicions or charges.
At our Law Firm you will find criminal lawyers and litigators, who engage exclusively in counseling and preparation of suspects for criminal and disciplinary interrogation, and litigation in Criminal legal proceedings, Military trial and disciplinary proceedings.
All the lawyers at the firm come from law enforcement ranks – former investigators and prosecutors, veterans of the State Attorney’s Office, Military Advocate General, CID and GSS, with high security clearance and authorization to serve as advocates in the military courts.
Guy Flanter Israeli Criminal & Military Defense Law Firm is located in central section of Israel, in close proximity to the Diamond Exchange complex in Ramat Gan, across the road from Tel Aviv. We are available 24/7 and provide legal representation in the legal fields of Criminal Law, Court Martial (Military Law) and Disciplinary Legal Proceedings throughout the state of Israel.
Our Legal Team – Former Prosecutors, Military Police investigators and veterans of the Israeli General Security Service, dedicated to defending your rights
WHAT OUR CLIENTS CAN EXPECT FROM US
That we will personally handle their legal affairs.
That we will provide them with an honest and comprehensive picture of their legal situation (the risks and the prospects facing them), based on a thorough in-depth analysis together with and extensive and up-to-date legal knowledge in the field.
That we will handle their affairs with professionalism and expertise, relying on vast practical experience, human understanding and flexible thinking, and seek a creative and effective legal solution to the problem at hand.
That we will include them in the decision-making process regarding their case, be available and open to their inquiries and be patient and sensitive to their personal needs.
Our complete discretion.
That we will maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
That we will always act fearlessly, faithfully, devotedly and undauntedly on their behalf, exhausting any legal option to advance their interests.
REPRESENTATION BY VETERANS OF THE ISRAELI PROSECUTION, CID AND GSS – THE ADVANTAGES
We have thoroughly studied the “tools of the trade” of the other side, provided legal advice to investigators in their criminal investigations, guided investigators in gathering evidence and building a sustainable criminal case in court, and provided legal representation, in court, to Prosecution and Law Enforcement agencies in criminal legal proceedings, of all types and in all instances.
Within the framework of our work “on the other side”, we have accumulated vast practical legal experience, interrogated suspects and defendants, prepared numerous legal opinions, closed criminal cases in pre-trial hearings, formulated and filed indictments and represented the State in complex Criminal and Military cases as well as arrest and bail proceedings – confronting some of the best advocates in Israel (from whom we also had the opportunity to learn about litigating a Criminal case in court).
We understand how a prosecutor reviews evidence, what considerations and internal guidelines guide him, under which bureaucratic constraints he operates and what will persuade him to go in a certain direction, which would be favorable for our client.
Being former prosecutors and investigators ourselves, we have an in-depth and longstanding know-how of the other side, we understand how investigation and prosecution authorities “think” and operate, we know how to detect flaws and vulnerabilities in their conduct and their legal game-plan, to anticipate their legal moves and respectively – to realistically reflect to our client his legal position while building an optimum line of defense.
We are familiar with most of the “players” in the investigation, prosecution and judicial authorities, at all levels, and are recognized ourselves amongst decision makers.
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Our law firm has extensive and proven experience in closing criminal cases within the framework of pre-trial hearing proceedings, or by way of conditional closure, receiving a stay in proceedings decision from the Attorney General, canceling criminal indictments, acquittal of defendants in criminal trials, termination of criminal proceedings without a criminal conviction (non-conviction) and expungement of a criminal record by filing a pardon application to Israel’s president, or expungement of a police record
On our web page “Criminal Lawyer – Types of Legal Services We Provide“, you can find accurate and detailed information pertaining exactly to the situation you are facing – with regard to the Criminal process
Through the stage of the pre-trial criminal hearing at the Israeli Prosecution (under Section 60A of the Criminal Procedure Law), in which a criminal lawyer on your behalf will attempt to persuade the prosecution authorities to refrain from filing a Criminal indictment against you
Through the stage of formulating an agreement with the prosecuting authority, that an indictment will not be filed and the criminal case be closed under conditional terms
Through the stage of the criminal trial itself, when a criminal indictment has already been filed with the court and now a criminal lawyer must formulate a viable line of defense and decide, together with you, on an appropriate legal course of action:
- Cancellation of the criminal indictment;
- Filing an application with the Attorney General for a stay in criminal proceedings;
- Conducting a full-blown criminal trial, hearing the witnesses and the evidence, attempting to gain an acquittal in the criminal trial or, if acquittal is not a viable option, establishing a beneficial plea bargain with the prosecution authority.
- Attempting to end the criminal legal proceedings with a non-conviction, despite a judiciary ruling that the accused indeed committed a criminal offense
Up to the stage when the criminal trial has ended with a criminal conviction, and now a criminal lawyer whose services you hired, must follow one of the following legal courses on your behalf:
- Filing a criminal appeal.
- Filing a clemency application for mitigation of punishment.
- Filing an application for expungement of a criminal record
Alternatively, if the criminal investigation has concluded without an indictment being filed, and the criminal case has been closed, or the criminal proceeding in a court of law has ended in an acquittal – you may choose to hire the services of an Israeli Criminal Lawyer to perform legal actions to exonerate your name in public
On our web page “The various parties we represent in criminal proceedings“, we address each one of the different parties separately, due to the unique nature and different needs of each party to the proceedings:
- Detainees, who we represent in arrest and bail proceedings.
- Suspects, who we legally prepare for a criminal interrogation, and guide them with legal counseling during the investigation itself.
- Accused persons, who we represent during the criminal trial stages and in the appellate courts.
- Corporations & Corporate Officers, to whom our law firm provides counseling on criminal and disciplinary matters.
- Complainants & Crime Victims who we provide legal advice on matters such whether to file a criminal complaint? Are they bound by law to make a complaint? With whom should they file their complaint? How to prove their allegations? What will the police do with their complaint? Furthermore, we make sure that that the complaint will not be disregarded by the investigative body and in appropriate cases, we file an appeal on the decision to close the case. Lastly, we guide crime victims with their dealings with the Israeli criminal justice system and provide them with legal advice during the criminal trial proceedings themselves.
- In applicable cases, we file with the Israeli Criminal Court a private criminal action on behalf of victims of crime.
- Minors, who we represent, either as suspects in a criminal investigation or as criminal defendants in Israeli Juvenile Courts. We regard the representation of minors and “young adults”, early in their lives, as a tangible service on our part, for the benefit of the public
Finally, on our web page “Criminal Lawyer – Offenses in which We Engage” we have addressed separately some of the criminal offenses in which we legally deal with
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ABOUT OUR LAW FIRM'S WEBSITE
Our firm’s website attempts to provide much more than just the firm’s “calling card”.
A leading online site index describes our website in the following manner: “For people with no criminal record, who have for the first time in their lives, encountered difficulties with the law – and do not know where to start – this is the place to obtain important information on what they are facing. There are plenty of tips here (including how to choose a criminal lawyer), the issues are presented in an interesting and clear manner and even the design is clean and to the point. Highly recommended”.
In an effort to provide our readers with a good starting point into the world of Israeli criminal law, we have chosen to deal with issues such as how to choose a criminal lawyer, what is essential for you to check on your way to hiring the services of a criminal lawyer, what to beware of and even – what considerations guide a criminal lawyer when setting his legal fees, and how you can protect your interests when engaging with an Israeli criminal lawyer. These tips are also relevant in choosing an Israeli military lawyer or an Israeli Attorney for representation in disciplinary proceedings.
Naturally, for people who are encountering a criminal proceeding or a disciplinary proceeding for the first time in their lives, the legal language may be completely undiscernible. Therefore, we have included on our web site a list of basic concepts in the fields which we handle: Israeli Military Law, Israeli Criminal Law and Israeli Disciplinary Law.
We have included in-depth explanations regarding the various legal services we provide in regard to the Israeli Criminal legal process, the Israeli Military legal process and the Disciplinary proceeding as well as examples of various legal cases that have been handled by our law firm (with no identifying details).
Three additional practice areas of the firm gained separate attention on our web site: Firearm licensing, Security clearance | security compatibility (including legal counseling regarding polygraph testing) and defense export control.