Crime and investigation

Any allegation of wrongdoing can have a devastating effect. Not only emotionally, but also to your reputation, your livelihood or in the most serious cases, to your liberty. If you’ve been arrested or you’re facing prosecution, you need the help of an experienced criminal defence solicitor who can give you specialist legal advice.

At JSTW Advocaten we have an outstanding reputation for dealing with both minor and major criminal casesand we are committed to ensuring our clients are always at the very centre of all the cases we deal with.

No matter how large or small the offence, our team are well equipped to defend your rights. We will explain everything to you and discuss your defence strategy, advising you on the possible outcomes.

We offer a countrywide service from the point of arrest to trial and beyond. It goes without saying that we understand the court system, the law and latest judgments. We will apply that knowledge to the facts of your case to react to the changing attitudes within the law and build powerful, up to date arguments that provide the best chance of success.

JSTW Advocaten was founded by Marije Jeltes, Pim Scholte and Niels van Wersch. Along with Rob Jan Pardijs we focus exclusively on criminal law cases. We assist individuals and businesses. We operate from our office at the A.J. Ernststraat in Amsterdam and are active in all courts and tribunals and in the Netherlands and if the case requires it, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

If you need help and advice about any offence at any stage of an investigation or proceedings, you can contact us on +31 20 5703880 click here to provide us with your details and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

We undertake private paying and publicly funded (legal aid) work.


Having to attend Court can be an intimidating experience for anyone, and potentially even more so for a young person.  As a young person, or the parent or guardian of a juvenile who has been asked to attend the Youth Court, you need to have someone with you who truly recognises what is at stake and who will dedicate themselves to ensuring the best possible outcome in each case. At JSTW Advocaten we have vast experience acting for young suspects having to attend Youth Court.


Drug offences

Drug Trafficking

Fraud and Financial Crime




Public order offences

Cyber Crime

Driving offences

Criminal appeals