Hermens Van Spanje Advocaten | Peperstraat 9a | 1411 PX Naarden | T +31 (0)35 303 8110 | F +31 (0)35 303 8111 | E info@hermensvanspanje.nl

Specialists in criminal law

We will lead you out of the labyrinth

The lawyers at Hermens Van Spanje Advocaten fully understand that you have to deal with many things when you are facing an arrest or a subpoena. That’s why it’s important you’ll be ensured of the best legal assistance. We believe in supporting our clients extensively, in studying the case thoroughly with you, and in an assertive approach in Court or Tribunal. We don’t make any promises to our clients that we won’t be able to keep.

The lawyers at Hermens Van Spanje Advocaten have built up years of expertise in the fields of regular, financial and traffic-related criminal law. It includes cases such as homicide, (aggravated) assault, drugs, human trafficking, fraud, domestic violence, asset recovery, and matters regarding road traffic regulations.

In addition, we specialise in criminal administrative law. This means we also file administrative procedures with a criminal-law component. Examples of these would be appeals to the office issuing driving licenses ‘Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen’, in case of problems with a driving license, or against ‘Dienst Justis’ in case it refuses to issue a certification of good behaviour.

We always make clear financial arrangements, so our clients know exactly where they stand in this regard as well. Of course we are willing to represent you too with publicly financed legal assistance. In that case you will only have to contribute a legal fee established by the ‘Raad voor Rechtsbijstand’, or Office for Legal Assistance.

You can contact us for a non-binding appointment at our offices.

  • Lawyers

  • mr. P.W. (Peter) Hermens

    criminal law lawyer/partner
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    Peter Hermens has attended law school at the University of Maastricht. During his studies he worked as student assistant for a number of professors. After completing his study he started as criminal justice lawyer at Van Berge Henegouwen Welvaart & Zuketto in Maastricht. In his first years as lawyer he won the International Moot Court Competition of Den Bosch in 2008.

    At the start of 2010 Peter made the switch to the renowned office Meijering Van Kleef Ficq & Van der Werf in Amsterdam where he further specialised in criminal law.

    In December 2012 he was elected into the top 10 of criminal justice lawyers. Peter Hermens is bilingual: Dutch and German.

  • mr. G.J.M. (Annemiek) van Spanje

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    Annemiek van Spanje studied European & International Law at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. She completed the final year of her studies at the University of Montpellier in France.

    After her studies she worked at an anti-death penalty law firm in New Orleans in the United States. Subsequently she entered into service as a legal representative for the Immigration and Naturalisation Service, part of the Ministry of Justice. In this capacity she took the floor in the court on behalf of the Minister in foreign judicial proceedings. However, she soon noticed that her ambition led her to legal and criminal justice, after which the transition to Van Oosten Lawyers in Amsterdam was made.

    In 2010 Annemiek van Spanke was accepted to the LL.M. International Criminal Law to the prestigious Columbia Law School in New York and the University of Amsterdam. She completed this study in addition to her work as lawyer in 2011 with a cum laude result. Annemiek has also published various articles in professional journals. A selection of these can be found on this website.


23 October, 2019

Voorlopige hechtenis opgeheven

De rechtbank heeft tijdens de inhoudelijke behandeling de voorlopige hechtenis opgeheven die al  meer dan zes maanden duurde. De cliënt van Peter Hermens wordt verdacht van het aanwezig hebben van zeven kilo cocaïne, een grotere hoeveelheid hennep en drie vuurwapens. Tijdens inhoudelijke behandeling werd duidelijk dat de rechtbank nog onvoldoende verdenking zag om een langere voorlopige hechtenis te rechtvaardigen.



Hermens van Spanje lawyers
Koivistokade 54
1013 BB Amsterdam

T +31 (0)20 820 09 25
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