Many foreigners residing in Korea are finding it difficult to claim their legal rights. The top reason is that people are not fully aware of the Korean legal system and the support they can get especially when they are involved in criminal case. For sex crime, foreign victims are not able to explain the facts and conditions completely due to the language barrier and because of the sensitivity of the case. Regardless of nationality, women are exposed to the sex crime in anywhere. It is not easy to deal with the case alone in the foreign country. Law-Win can assist for the victims to handle the case on behalf.
1. REPORTING CRIME
Foreign victim who does not speak Korean and does not have enough information about how to report the sexual crime needs the proper guidance to file a police report or register a complaint. The global service team of Law-Win will initially guide the victim on how to prepare for filing a report and can provide translation service. Since the report/complaint must be written in Korea, translation will be essential. In fact, there are police stations and call centers which provide translation support, not all places can provide immediate support due to lack of translators and processing numerous on-going cases. Legal interpreter and translator of Law-Win can provide fast assistance.
2. CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If the victim wants to appoint a lawyer, Law-Win can represent the case up to the trial stage.
(1) INVESTIGATION (Police station / Prosecutors' office)
Once the case is registered to the police station, the next step is to attend the interrogation. The victim has to explain the incident happened in detail. With the presence of the counsel, the victim will be guided during the questioning in order to protect the victim's rights.
(2) ATTORNEY'S OPINION LETTER
Based on the incident happened to the victim, Law-Win attorney will gather the evidence provided by the victim and submit the opinion letter to the investigation agency. The global service team will assist the case as well by providing translation of the evidence and convenient communication with the victim to update the case.
(3) TRIAL DEFENSE
For trial stage, Law-Win English speaking attorneys who are specialized in criminal law and have many experience with foreign cases will prepare reasonable argument for the case. It is very essential to have an attorney who can understand and speak English language. Otherwise, there could be some errors, misunderstanding and it might also consume a lot of time during the process which will be unfavorable to the victim.