2. Experience in Criminal Law
The title “Specialized Lawyer for Criminal Law” is only awarded to lawyers that can provide evidence of particular knowledge and practical experience in the following fields:
Methods and laws of criminal defence as well as relevant auxiliary sciences (forensic psychiatry, technical analysis of traffic accidents, legal medicine), etc.).
Material Criminal Law including Criminal Law relating to young offenders, Dangerous Drugs Act, Criminal Traffic Law, Commercial and Taxation Criminal Law.
Criminal Proceedings Law including youth offender and regulatory offence procedures as well as sentence execution or penal law.
The lawyer acquires this particular theoretical knowledge in the scope of specialised lawyer course lasting several weeks, which he completes with exams marked and assessed by independent bodies.
After receiving the specialised lawyer title, a specialised lawyer is required to attend a further training course in his specialist field pursuant to § 15 FAO. The bar association must be informed of this training without having asked.
Merely a few lawyers in Germany have a dual qualification ae Specialised Lawyer for Criminal Law and Specialised Lawyer for Taxation Law. The title as Specialist Advisor for Criminal Taxation Law, introduced in 2014, guarantees for a further qualification.