Category: Criminal Law

Criminal Trespass Under the Thai Criminal Code of B.E. 2499 (1956)

Under the Criminal Code of B.E. 2499 (1956), trespass is defined as a criminal offense in which there are different manners that the offense can be committed. For example, under Section 362, trespass can be committed where a person enters into immovable property belonging to another in order to take possession of the property in […]

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Copyright Infringement in Thailand

In Thailand, copyright infringement is a criminal offense under the Copyright Act of B.E. 2537 (1994) that may be punished with a prison term if the offense was committed for commercial purposes. Therefore, as with all criminal offenses in general, it is important to allege, not only that the accused committed the deed, but also […]

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Thai Copyright Law: Fact or Fiction?

When people think about copyright, most people do not think of Thailand. With illegal DVDs, fake luxury purses, and counterfeit male enhancement pills lining the streets of Bangkok, it is easy to understand why there is a misunderstanding as to copyright law in Thai. But there is a copyright law in Thailand with selective enforcement. […]

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Sex Crimes in Thailand

Thailand has a reputation of being a place of sexual freedom. The reality is that most Thai people are very conservative and modest. However, there are some red light areas which cater to a particular segment of tourists, foreign expats, and Thai men. In these businesses, sexual morality is flouted and sex oriented businesses are […]

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Defamation in Thailand – Natural Fruits Corporation vs. Andy Hall

International news is filled with the criminal defamation case brought by Natural Fruit Corporation, one of Thailand’s largest pineapple processors, against Andy Hall, a British labor rights activists. The charges can carry up to an eight-year prison sentence and a USD$10 million fine. Mr. Hall made allegations that Natural Fruit Corporation used violence, force overtime, […]

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What to do when you are arrested for illegal drugs in Thailand?

Thailand is a wonderful place for a holiday but not when you are in its jails. Our law firm was recently contacted by a foreign national in one of Bangkok notorious overcrowded jails. He said that he was a victim of a drug scam and that he had been in the jail for over two […]

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New Anti-Bribery Law from UK to Help Against Corruption in Thailand

The Bribery Act 2010 which effected last July 1, 2010, would hopefully reinvigorate anti-corruption efforts in Thailand by keeping in compliance with the Thai companies that are doing business with British firms or operating in the UK. According to the experts, the law prohibits UK firms from offering bribes to foreign public officials. In a seminar […]

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