The firm of Cavalcanti & Arruda Botelho Advogados has been involved in most of the more complex and notorious criminal suits in Brazil over the last years. Although the firm’s permanent concern is protecting the names of its clients, which means we cannot identify specific cases, the following recent successes of the firm’s attorneys can be highlighted:
Crime Against the Law of Public Competitive Bids
Injunction granted by the Chief Justice of the Superior Justice Court staying the search and seizure at the head offices of major companies accused of defrauding public competitive bidding.
Annulment of search and seizure warrant carried out in multinational companies, by unanimous decision of the Court of Appeals of São Paulo.
Stay of criminal prosecution against a multinational executive, by decision of the State Justice Courts of São Paulo.
Annulment of the telephone interception carried out against officers of a Northeastern company, by decision of the Superior Justice Court.
Crimes Against the Consumer
Acquittal of senior managers of a pharmaceutical company, by decision of the Court of Appeals of São Paulo.
Stay of criminal prosecution against the CEO of a telephone company, by decision of the Court of Appeals of São Paulo.
International Cooperation (joint work with correspondent offices)
Swiss Courts refuse request for blocking of funds and for remitting to Brazilian authorities information on Swiss bank account in the name of a Brazilian citizen.
Foreign Currency Flight
Acquittal of defendant accused of transferring Brazilian funds abroad without due regard for legal controls, by decision of the Federal Court of São Paulo.
nvestigation cancelled of individuals accused of having bank accounts abroad without reporting to the Brazilian authorities, by decision of the Federal Courts of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco.
Injunction granted by the Court of Appeals of São Paulo preventing use of evidence obtained during a search carried out at a branch of a foreign securities dealer.
Stay of criminal suits against officers of a securities dealer by decision of the Superior Justice Court and the Supreme Court.
Police investigations cancelled and shelved regarding businesses of many industries in the jurisdictions of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul.
Smuggling and Illicit Trade
Stay of criminal suit against an officer of a company located in the Manaus Trade Zone, by decision of the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region.
Return of goods seized, by decision of the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region.
Crime of Corporate Larceny (assistant to prosecution)
Sequestration of assets of the perpetrator, accused of embezzling monies of a multinational company, by decision of the State Courts of São Paulo.
Malfeasance or Negligence in Office
Suspension of the indictment of a mayor, by decision of the State Courts of São Paulo.
Crime Against the Environment
Acquittal of CEO of an alcohol manufacturing company.
Stay of the prosecution against a railway company, by decision of the Superior Justice Court.
Stay ordered by the State Courts of São Paulo of criminal suits and investigations that assessed irregularities in the building of summer homes on the shore and countryside in the State of Sao Paulo.
Return of assets seized, by decision of the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region
Crime Against the Financial System
Dismissal of suits against a CEO accused of embezzling public funds, within the sphere of the Federal Courts of the State of Mato Grosso.
Crime Against Traffic Laws
Injunction granted by Justice of the Court of Appeals of São Paulo staying proceeding against a person accused of driving under the influence.
Revocation of pre-trial detention of officers of a securities dealer, a bus company, a meatpacking company, a marketing company and an IT company, owners of foreign exchange offices and of individuals accused of homicide, drug trafficking, contraband, theft, robbery, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal misrepresentation.
Crime of Active Corruption
Stay of prosecution against a food industry executive, ordered by the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region.
Criminal Possession of a Firearm
The accused were acquitted by the State Courts of Bahia and the Court of Appeals of São Paulo.
The accused were acquitted by the State Courts of São Paulo.
Revocation of a restraining order, by decision of the State Courts of São Paulo.
Several acquittals by jury, revocation of pre-trial detention and court refusals to indict.