Mitigations and excuses in the spanish criminal code

Our expert lawyers in Criminal Law in Marbella know all the defences and circumstances that mitigate criminal responsibility in the Spanish Penal Code. Our Law Firm represents its clients before the  criminal courts and tribunals of Marbella and Malaga, as well as in the rest of Spain.

There are the following extenuating circumstances:
  1. The causes expressed in the previous chapter, when all the necessary requirements to exempt from liability in their respective cases do not concur.
  2. When somebody is acting due to his/her serious addiction to the substances mentioned in number 2 of the previous article.
  3. If somebody is acting due to causes or stimuli so powerful that they have produced outburst, blindness or another passionate state of similar entity.
  4. When somebody recognizes that is guilty, before knowing that the judicial procedure is directed against him, to confess the infraction to the authorities.
  5. That of having preceded the culprit to repair the damage caused to the victim, or reduce its effects, at any time of the procedure and prior to the oral trial.
  6. Extraordinary and undue delay in the processing of the procedure, provided that it is not attributable to the accused himself and that it is not proportionate to the complexity of the case.
  7. Any other circumstance of similar significance to the above.

At Mercury Lawyers in Marbella we know the circumstances that mitigate criminal responsibility  in the Spanish Penal Code and how to use it correctly for the benefit of our clients. So if you have an open criminal proceeding in Marbella or in the province of Malaga, and you want to have a criminal defence or accusation carried out by an expert in criminal law, do not hesitate to contact our criminal law firm in Marbella.

Font:Published in: «BOE» no. 281, of 11/24/1995.Entry into force: 05/24/1996.

Department: Head of State.

Organic Law 10/1995, of November 23, of the Penal Code.

Do not hesitate to contact our Law Firm in Marbella if you wish our lawyers to represent you in a criminal proceeding, whether you are a complainant or a defendant, our team of lawyers who are experts in criminal law in Marbella will be happy to defend your interests.

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