Brazil Private Investigators 

Rio de Janeiro Lawyers 

Our Brazil Private Investigators and Lawyers can help guide you through your legal dipute or problem in the country of Brazil. The cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as well as other cities in Brazil have legal systems totally different from the United States and Europe.  Brazil has a Constitution which is the supreme law of the land and interpreted by the Brazil Federal Court.  The country has a separation of power system in the Judiciary dividing jurisdiction between the federal and state governments.  Although the criminal justice legal system is becoming more like the United States in terms of actual hearings or "audiencias" (accusatorial case) where the prosecutor and defense attorney argue cases before the judge using a system of stare decisis (case precedents), in most courts they still use the "iquisitorial" system of criminal law whereby the judge simple reviews documents filed with the court by both sides and then arrives at a decision based on the pleadings.  With the exception of homicide cases there is no right to a jury trial in criminal cases in Brazil.

Brazil still uses a form of the Portuguese Civil Code when dealing with civil cases including disputes between businesses, property owners, injury cases and other civil cases.  These types of cases can last for extended periods of time since the judge has to review all of the documentation outside the presence of the attorneys before he makes a final decision.  The court system has very heavy dockets causing delays of months or even up years in some complicated cases.  There is no right to a jury trial in civil cases in Brazil as there is in the United States in all the states even though some states differ from others in that regard depending on the value of the case.

The family law courts in the Brazil are similar to those in the United States where the judge decides the merits of a case including matters such as child support, custody and divorce. 

Brazil is a very large country with a large population located in South America.  Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have populations of 22 and 13 million people each making them two of the largest cities in LAtin America.  They have the largest economy in Latin America and have grown in influence and economic power substantially over the last ten years.  The native language is Portuguese and it is different in many ways from the United States and Europe.  It is a typical former Portuguese colony that gained it's independence but still uses legal systems presented in the country by the Portuguese hundreds of years before.  Therefore many of the criminal and civil law codes are very similar in the Latin America although Brazil is somewhat different than the Spanish speaking former colonies in South America..

The Latin America Law Group has become an integral part of Latin America  representing clients in legal and investigative matters together with our vetted associate investigative firms where we do not have a physical office and "of Counsel" attorneys in the various countries in Central/South America as well as the Caribbean.  Our goal as a consulting firm is to represent our clients in a zealous manner defending their best interests whether it involves a business litigation support, corporate due diligence investigations, family law matters, property rights dispute or criminal defense cases. Our belief at the firm is that we must seek the best possible when representing our clients.  We do not except all cases because our goal is to represent each and every client providing them with updated information and dedicating the time necessary in every case so that our clients will be satisfied with the results in every matter.  We strive to obtain the trust of our clients which should be the goal of every law firm throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.