A Look at Criminal Procedure in Iran
A commentary on the criminal justice system by Iranian criminal defense attorney Behnam Daraeizadeh.
In this legal commentary, I detail the structure and phases of criminal investigations and case procedure in the Iranian judicial system, and discuss the attorney’s role within each of these stages. My discussion of the different phases of criminal investigations and cases includes a description of the general structure of the Iranian regime, the manner of investigating criminal cases and the formation of political/press related case files. Also, throughout this commentary, I offer my critique of the Iranian Code of Criminal Procedure while outlining the strengths and potential of the Iranian Constitution and other bodies of law.