Criminal lawyers in Lyon

Whatever the offence, whatever your status as victim or alleged perpetrator, we will be at your side.

#MUSE AVOCATS: a group of lawyers specialising in criminal law

MUSE Avocats is a partnership between lawyers with expertise in a wide range of legal areas offering a 100% independent online platform.

So you get all the advice you need, with the benefit of real-time tracking of your cases and direct contact with your lawyer, with no intermediaries.


Assistance and representation before the courts

Whether you are the victim or the alleged perpetrator, we will defend your rights and interests to the best of our ability, whether in court, at the Assizes or on appeal.

Prison law, execution and enforcement of sentences

Because a judgement is only the first step, your lawyer will support you well beyond that.

Business criminal law

Protect yourself against any breach of a mandatory provision and its penalties.


Initial consultation refunded*

General criminal law

Whatever the offence, we'll be able to tell you the ins and outs.

Assistance and representation before the courts

MUSE AVOCATS defends you at every stage of criminal proceedings, whether you are the victim of an offence or a suspected offender.

From police custody onwards, when there is a suspicion that an offence has been committed, we provide you with advice and assistance during interviews.

We can then assist you with alternative measures or with prosecutions at every court hearing (Police Court, Juvenile Court, Criminal Court, Tribunal Correctionnel et Cour d'Assises).

Prison and enforcement law
for the enforcement of sentences 

Serving a sentence, particularly in a closed environment (prison, semi-liberty, electronic bracelet), requires constant supervision by both the administration and the inter-regional prison services department.

This supervision ensures that the detainee's rights are respected.

Your lawyer is your key contact when dealing with the Sentence Enforcement Judge.

Even in an open environment (conditional release, suspended sentence with probation), the successful execution of a criminal sentence requires constant adaptation of the penalty to your personal situation.

Your lawyer's assistance does not, and must not, end with the judgment. Your lawyers will support you right through to the end of the proceedings.

Business criminal law

The broad range of areas of expertise of MUSE AVOCATS guarantees that you will be able to obtain an overview of your issues in terms of criminal business law (fraud, theft, breach of trust and misappropriation of company assets, tax fraud, bankruptcy, etc.).

Because running a business is increasingly regulated, and the scope of penalties is growing, it is important to be able to rely on sound advice to avoid any potential infringement of the law.

MUSE AVOCATS provides highly detailed audits to prevent these risks.

General criminal law

We can accurately determine whether you could be charged for an act likely to be classified as a criminal offence, for all types of offences (personal injury, drug trafficking, theft, terrorism, forgery, etc.).


Frequently Asked Questions
The following is a selection of frequently asked questions. For further information, please use our contact form or the chat module at the bottom of the page.

What is the initial consultation?

The initial consultation enables your lawyer to examine the circumstances of your matter and highlight any legal issues that may arise.

During this meeting, your lawyer will consult all the relevant documents you might have in hands which are related to your case to complete his analysis (contract(s), invoice(s), mail(s) between the various parties involved, accounting documents, witness statements, affidavits, bailiff's reports, etc.).

If the information provided is sufficient, a response may be given to you at the end of this initial consultation.

What happens after this initial consultation?

Sometimes it is difficult to resolve all the outstanding issues of a case at the end of a single consultation. Because a case is so complex, we need to request additional documents and/or information from third parties (administrative authorities, public registers, bailiffs' summonses) or to cross-check information in our professional databases.

At this stage, your lawyer will give you a roadmap outlining all the actions to be taken and the strategy to be followed in order to reach a solution.

All the foreseeable steps will be detailed in a fee agreement, which will give you an estimated time to carry out the formalities (drafting of deeds, compulsory formalities, forensic, court referrals, pleadings, enforcement of judgement).

Is the initial consultation charged?

Should you decide to entrust your case to us, your initial consultation will automatically be subject to a refund on your first invoice. However, if the initial consultation is a one-off and does not involve any sequel, the cost of the initial consultation will be set at the preferential flat rate of €69,00 excluding VAT.

How much does a lawyer cost?

Fees charged by MUSE AVOCATS lawyers are usually billed on a time-spent basis.

However, depending on each specific case, its complexity and what is at stake, how many steps need to be taken and the client's financial resources, a tailor-made fixed fee may be set so your budget is under control.

For more detail, please check the Services and fees page.

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, our online payment service provider Stripe® allows you to pay your fees in instalments, free of charge.

Are your fees covered by legal expenses insurance?

Yes, in accordance with the deductibles and coverage limits set out in the general and/or special terms and conditions of your insurance policy. Also, please remember your insurance company cannot impose a lawyer on you. You are free to appoint any counsel you wish: our fees will be covered.


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