Criminal Law

Criminal justice in Cyprus is covered by a variety of laws. The main laws that are the key pieces of the legislation are the Criminal Code Cap 154 and the Criminal Procedure Act Cap. 155. Penalties for criminal offences in Cyprus include fines, restitution, community service, imprisonment, rehabilitation, psychiatric treatment, work release and house arrest.

Sentences can also be ruled as suspended sentences giving the offender another chance for redemption.The Criminal system follows the common law principles and each defendant has the right to a property trial, accused’s right to be heard and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. In each criminal case you must make sure that you have the proper legal assistance and professional support and protection of your rights.