Experts in Criminal Defense

Specialists in Criminal Law

Esteban Criminal Lawyers

Esteban Criminal Lawyers is a firm of expert criminal lawyers based in Barcelona with countrywide practise and exclusive dedication to criminal law. It is managed by Marco Esteban, Criminal Lawyer and Master in Criminal Law, with a successful professional career in the defense of criminal cases.

We are a highly specialized firm in criminal defense. We have extensive experience in the resolution of lawsuits in the different instances of the criminal jurisdiction.

Abogado Penalista Marco Esteban en Barcelona

Criminal Practice Areas


We stand by you throughout the criminal process, providing the proper legal assistance and watching over your rights. We'll find the right line of defense to achieve the most favorable resolution for your criminal case and your interests.

Esteban Abogados Penalistas. Abogados Penalistas Barcelona. Expertos en Derecho Penal.

Crimes against Persons

Breaking and Entering
Insult and Slender
Omission of Duty to Aid
Disclosure of Secrets
Identity Theft
Gender Violence
Domestic Violence

Esteban Abogados Penalistas. Abogados Penalistas Barcelona. Expertos en Derecho Penal.

Economic Crimes

Unfair Administration
Unlawful Appropiation
Money Laundering
Computer Crimes
Tax Crimes
Corporate Crimes
Punishable Insolvencies
Receiveing Stolen Goods
Industrial Property
Intellectual Property

Esteban Abogados Penalistas. Abogado Penal experto en Delitos Societarios y Empresariales

Administrative Crimes

Attack to the Authority
Work related Crimes
False Denouncement
False Statement
Obstruction of Justice
Terms Breaching
Offense Simulation
Illegal Weapons
Drug Trafficking

Esteban Abogados Penalistas. Abogado Penal experto en Violencia de Género y Doméstica

Sexual Crimes

Sexual Abuse
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Assault
Child Pornography

Esteban Abogados Penalistas. Abogados Penalistas Barcelona. Expertos en Derecho Penal.

Motor Vehicle Offenses

Drink Driving
Driving on Drugs
Driving without License
Reckless Driving
Refusal to Tests

Abogado Penal experto en Procedimiento Penal

Criminal Process

Defense of Detainees
Under-age crimes
Sentence Execution
Fast Trials
Abbreviated Procedure
Cassation Appeal
Summary Procedure

Our Law Firm

Our firm is focused on high quality criminal legal defense. We are specialists, since criminal proceedings require an important knowledge of the applicable laws and the courts’ jurisprudence. Given the complexity of legal problems in criminal matters, the assistance of an expert criminal lawyer is essential to avoid a negative outcome in the litigation. When you face criminal charges, your freedom and reputation are at stake. It is essential that you have a competent criminal lawyer with the knowledge and ability to defend you properly. We have a strong track record of successful criminal court cases.

We consider our clients as unique people to whom we must give an individual solution and dedicate the maximum effort. For years we have helped them to solve their criminal problems, always by their side at all times, no matter how difficult their situation may seem. That is why we work tirelessly for them. By combining a complete understanding of their case, a deep knowledge of the law and a great technical preparation, we are convinced that we will find a suitable legal solution.

Experience has shown us that having specialized assistance in the criminal field is an essential support to safeguard your rights and options for victory in the process. We are aware that the main objective is to protect your freedom, your family and your profession. You will see that we are the best criminal lawyers and we offer you the best treatment, with respect, dedication and understanding.

Criminal Law Specialists

We can help and assist you throughout the entire criminal process, providing you with the legal help you need and ensuring your rights. No matter how complicated the situation may seem, there is always a line of defense to achieve the most favorable resolution in your case, with the least possible impact on your life and interests. An effective defense cannot be improvised. The ability to design legal defense strategies is acquired after extensive knowledge of the matter and excellent legal training. Only when criminal cases are properly prepared by a specialist in criminal law the answers you need for your problems appear.

We are professionals and strongly protect the constitutional rights of our clients. We represent them in every phase of the criminal process, rehearse all options to provide a solid criminal defense, prepare the evidence and proof necessary to obtain a dismissal or acquittal and present well-founded appeals to achieve the maximum legal benefits. Our professional style involves maintaining constant communication and informing you in detail of every step we take, even on weekends or vacations. The strategic capabilities we have accumulated as criminal lawyers over the years will be your fundamental and decisive help. We will provide you with efficient and active legal criminal assistance. Call us and we will fight for and with you.

Recent Success Cases


Result: Acquittal

Court: Criminal Court
Prosecution: Public Prosecutor's Office
Requested sentence: 2 years imprisonment for the crime of swindling

Intellectual Property

Result: Dismissal

Court: Court of First Instance
Accusation: Private individual
Accused of: Crime against Intellectual Property

Sexual Harassment

Result: Acquittal

Court: Court of First Instance
Accusation: Private prosecution
Accused offense: Sexual Harassment


Result: Dismissal

Court: Court of First Instance
Prosecution: Public Prosecutor's Office and private prosecution
Accusation: Misappropriation crime


Result: Acquittal

Court: Criminal Court
Prosecution: Public Prosecutor's Office
Requested sentence: 3 years imprisonment for the crime of falsification of a commercial document


Result: Acquittal

Court: Criminal Court
Prosecution: Public Prosecutor's Office and private prosecution
Requested sentence: 1 year imprisonment for the crime of threats.

Unfair Administration

Result: Dismissal

Court: Magistrate's Court
Complainant: Private individual
Accusation: Unfair administration offence

Industrial Property

Result: Dismissal

Court: Magistrate's Court
Accusation: Private prosecution
Accused offence: Industrial property offence

Sexual Abuse

Result: Acquittal

Court: Criminal Court
Prosecution: Public Prosecutor's Office and Private Prosecution
Requested sentence: 4 years imprisonment for the crime of continuous sexual abuse.


I owe Marco the biggest gratitude for helping me in my lowest moment. As a touring American around Spain, I was having an amazing time experiencing all the food, architecture, culture and the Catalonia life. During this period, I was to experience a different kind of «adventure». I was detained for several days on a wrongful accusation in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar faces. My only help was muy one traveling buddy from the states and thank God he was able to find Marco to help me. He came within the same day of being found and was wonderful throughtout the whole process. Full of attention, honest information, professionalism and an oper ear were the things I appreciated most about him. He was in constant talks with my family regarding my case which helped alleviate stress tremendously on both sides. After severeal days at a jail, I was a free man! Marco kept on fighting for me even weeks after I returned back to the states. Eventually, the case was dismissed and I won my bail money back. I have nothing but positive praises for Marco and his establishment and my family and I highly recommend him to ANYONE looking for an exceptional lawyer.

John L.

    Very good lawyer. Gives you clarity and is honest with his work. For me I can say he is the best. Thank you Esteban.


      I found myself in a difficult and unfair situation where i needed the best advise I could get. And that’s exactly what I found with Marco. He was always honest and he never told me what I wanted to hear but what I needed to hear. The Spanish justice system is horrible, Marco knows it, and that’s why you need a lawyer with experience. He got the best result possible for me and I will forever be thankful! Look no further.

      Sam BV

        Marco is a very professional lawyer who pays a lot of attention to detail, he most certainly has gone above and beyond for me and i would highly recommend him

        Seth Colchester

          Very good service and knowledgeable lawyer. Transmits calm and confidence, professionalism.

          k rocket

            Criminal Defense: FAQ

            When you should hire a criminal lawyer?

            Immediately, before doing anything else. As in a medical case, the problems addressed early on are more likely to be satisfactorily solved.

            Why is it better to hire a lawyer dedicated exclusively to criminal law?

            Because criminal law is a complex and constantly changing discipline that requires total dedication to master. Your chances of success will be greater with a specialist criminal lawyer.

            What should I do if accused of having committed a crime?

            Consult a criminal lawyer before taking any action or talk to anyone. If you act without professional advice, you can make strategic mistakes that later will have a negative impact on the judicial process.

            Is it worth hiring a criminal lawyer if I am innocent?

            It is preferable to hire a specialized criminal lawyer even if you’re innocent. Sometimes the innocent are convicted.

            Is it advisable to hire a criminal lawyer if the charges against me are not very serious?

            It is a misconception that a criminal prosecution can be not very serious. A conviction, even if it seems of little importance, can have consequences in the future, like a more severe punishment on a second conviction.

            Do you work on commission?

            We do not work on commission, although the payment of our fees can be flexible and personalized.

            Can they condemn me if there is only my word against the complainant?

            According to Spanish criminal law they can condemn you, because the word of the complainant constitutes sufficient evidence if the judge considers it credible.

            Is it possible to change my criminal lawyer if I already have one in criminal proceedings?

            You have the right to change your lawyer at any time.

            Is it confidential everything that you tell to the criminal lawyer?

            It is confidential by law. The Constitution protects communications between client and lawyer. Neither the courts nor the administration can force a defendant or an attorney to disclose the contents of their conversations.

            Does it make sense to hire a lawyer if I want to plead guilty and confess?

            A criminal lawyer will help first to know the advantages and disadvantages of pleading guilty. Later, if you are willing to do so, the criminal lawyer will try to get the best reduced sentence allowed by law.

            ¿In what situations can you defend me?

            At Esteban Lawyers, we can assume your defense if you are in any of these situations:
            - You have been called to testify by the police
            - You have been called to testify by the court
            - You have been summoned to a fast trial
            - You have been accused
            - You have been arrested
            - You are or you will be summoned to a criminal trial
            - You have been convicted and want to appeal
            - You have a firm conviction under execution
            - You want to file a complaint or lawsuit
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