Defending Criminal Charges Or Conducting Investigations In A Foreign Country

Few experiences are more frightening than to face criminal charges in a foreign country. The rights and protections you enjoy in the United States do not apply overseas, and the potential consequences can be devastating. You could spend years in a foreign prison for something you didn't do.

For defense against cross-border criminal charges, call Kerns Law Group, in Wichita, Kansas, at 316-265-5511. We handle all types of international criminal charges, from drug arrests, to political crimes, to defense before war crime tribunals. Mr. Kerns is one of only 26 American lawyers authorized to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Recently Mr. Kerns defended the nation's first case where the government was tasked with proving the crime of genocide. After travelling to eight different African nations to locate witnesses, the case against the client was dismissed, and Mr. Kerns received the Kansas Bar Association's "Courageous Attorney" award.

A Different Ballgame

Defending a U.S. citizen charged with a crime in a foreign country is a different ballgame from defending a client in a U.S. courtroom. If you face criminal charges in a country outside the United States, you need a lawyer who practices regularly in international courts, is familiar with the varying legal systems and has access to the best local counsel on the ground.

Kurt Kerns has successfully handled high-profile criminal cases in courts around the world, including:

  • Defending a U.S. law professor who was jailed in Rwanda for writing Law Review articles critical of the regime in Rwanda
  • Defending commander Vinko Martinovic before the international war crimes tribunal, at the Hague
  • Representing an attorney accused before the ICTY in the Netherlands of misconduct
  • Member of defense team for Ratko Mladic at Hague Tribunal

Contact International Criminal Defense Attorney Kurt Kerns

If you are incarcerated in another country, or need witnesses located in far off venues, our first priority is to get you what you need to defend your case, and to get you to a safe place. We will work with the local U.S. embassy, the U.S. Secretary of State and local legal counsel to get your witnesses located and secure your release from jail as soon as possible.

To schedule a free initial consultation concerning your case, call 316-265-5511 or complete our contact form. We are available for phone consultations seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We travel to foreign countries as needed to provide the most effective defense.