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Compensation for imprisonment in Germany – how much do you get?

One would think that Germany is a rich country and therefore pays a lot as compensation for imprisonment, if their authorities arrest somebody who later on turns out to be innocent. 

The bad news is: compensation in Germany is quite modest, it amounts to 25,- € for every day spent in custody.

If there is a pecuniary loss that goes beyond the 25,- € per day, this also has to be settled by the state, but here it is usually quite difficult to prove the close connection between the loss and the imprisonment. 

If you have any issue in German Criminal Law or you have a criminal procedure going on in Germany, do not hesitate to contact us here.

Dr. Donat Ebert Rechtsanwalt - Lawyer germanlawyer@email.de

Dr. Donat Ebert
Rechtsanwalt – Lawyer

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