Stéphane Babonneau - Criminal defense attorney
Stéphane Babonneau is a Paris-based lawyer whose practice concentrates on criminal defense for a wide range of clients.
Every week Stéphane represents and defends individuals held in custody at police stations, specialized investigation services or summuned to appear before criminal courts all over France and in French overseas territories (like French Guyana, Mayotte, French West Indies etc.).
Stéphane has a particular expertise in white collar crimes due to his double experience in corporate and criminal law.
As such, he has successfully defended managers and CEOs against accusations of fraud and embezzelment.
The firm is used to acting on emergency situations for clients recently arrested or about to appear before a judge or a criminal court. In such case, we make the necessary arrangments to be by our client's side within two hours from our appointment (in the Paris area) 24/7.
All our lawyers are fluent in English.
Arrested or suspected of a crime in France.
The French criminal proceedings code ensures a balance between the rights of the accusation, represented by the prosecutor of the Republic, and the rights of the persons suspected of a crime.
No matter the circumstances, an efficient defence strategy requires to be defined at the earliest stage of the proceedings.
It is therefore highly recommended to appoint a lawyer as soon as possible.
Victim of a crime in France
Being a victim of a crime in a foreign country is always a traumatizing experience.
Our firm assists and defends victims' rights at all stages of the criminal proceedings :
Stéphane received a degree in corporate law from Paris Law School (Panthéon Assas) as well as a Master degree in corporate finance and strategy from the Paris Institute for Political Studies (Sciences-Po).
He interned with three major US and British law firms prior to joining the Beijing office of a French international law firm where he worked during two years as foreign legal consultant.
He returned to France in 2010 and concentrates since then on criminal defense.
Stéphane is fluent in English.