Criminal law lawyers in Maastricht & Amsterdam with national practice

The criminal defense lawyers in our firm are real specialists. We provide legal assistance to suspects, convicts and victims throughout the Netherlands. We’re based in Maastricht. Since 2018, we also have an office in Amsterdam. We also work on ‘pro bono’ basis. We are active in the fields of criminal law and detention law. Within criminal law we specialize in cassation proceedings at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.

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Criminal Defense Lawyers Amsterdam & Maastricht
The Defense Lawyers of Daamen, advocaten.: Ruben Kool, Dirk Daamen, Maikel Horsch & Hans Schepers.

Criminal defense lawyers

In 2012, Dutch criminal defense lawyer Dirk Daamen started the crime law firm “Daamen, advocaten.”, after having worked for almost five years as a lawyer at one of Holland’s most famous law firms: Moszkowicz Advocaten. Criminal defense lawyers Hans Schepers and Ruben Kool moved to the firm in 2016. Maikel Horsch was sworn in as a lawyer in 2018.

More information about the lawyers can be found below and on the Pages about our team.

Criminal law & Detention Law

The firm handles all types of criminal cases. The lawyers provide legal assistance to adults and juveniles who are suspected or accused of a crime, but they also assist victims (injured party). The firm distinguishes itself by conducting many procedures before the Supreme Court (only in criminal cases!). They also assist detainees with their legal problems, such as transfers, leave, and complaints about the treatment (penitentiary law / prison law).

National practice

Our law office is based in Maastricht and has an office in Amsterdam. Our lawyers handle cases all around the Netherlands . We visit detainees in all Dutch prisons and custodial clinics. Our non-detained clients can visit us (by appointment) in Maastricht or at our office in Amsterdam.

Law firm

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Dirk Daamen

Owner, Expert in criminal Law & Supreme Court Specialist

Hans Schepers

Criminal Law, Penitentiary law, Civil law & Administrative law

Ruben Kool

Criminal Law & Penitentiary law

Maikel Horsch

Criminal Law & Penitentiary law


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