You can count on our assistance from the very first contact with the police or when you are invited for questioning. After all, it is important that you are immediately aware of your rights and the impact of your statement on the further course of the investigation.

We guide you through every step of the criminal proceedings in a correct and clear manner, so that you know where you stand at any time. If you have been summoned to appear in court, it is important to contact us as soon as possible. If your case comes before the criminal court after the investigation, we will defend your interests to the fullest. Even when the judgment has been delivered, you can continue to count on us for assistance and advice.

We can assist you if you are suspected of theft, financial fraud,  misuse of corporate property, forgery, fraudulous bankruptcies, human trafficking, internet fraud,  assault and abuse, rape, sexual abuse, drug trafficking or possession of drugs, organized crime , bribery, ...

Have you been called for questioning by the police as a suspect?

As a suspect in criminal matters, it is important to act quickly. Efficient assistance at the start of the criminal investigation can make the difference between an acquittal and conviction. Every suspect, whether arrested or not, is entitled to the advice of a lawyer before the interrogation and assistance during the interrogation (the so-called Salduz assistance).

So do not hesitate to contact us if you are called up for questioning. : 0497 485 888 or

We will give you the necessary advice and assistance during the interrogation, so that you can feel supported at any time.

Tom De Meester, specialist in criminal law

Since 1995, Tom De Meester has built up a wealth of experience and thorough expertise in all aspects of criminal law. His penchant for criminal law stems from his human involvement and aversion to injustice.

He is Chairman of the Department of Criminal Law of the Antwerp Bar of lawyers and responsible for legal assistance  during police interrogations  . In addition, he also teaches as a lecturer in criminal procedural law at the school for trainees.  

As holder of the certificate of special training in  proceedings before the Supreme Court of Belgium  in criminal matters, he can also defend you before the Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Committee on Criminal Law of  the Order of the Flemish Bar associations  and the Council of the League for Human Rights. He fcompleted an additional course in criminology and was a research assistant at the Ghent University department of Criminal Law and opening speaker of the Conference of Lawyers in Antwerp.

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Tom De Meester barrister Liberant Lawyers