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The Caribbean Project

Americans vacationing in the Caribbean who are arrested for anything but the most petty of offenses face a daunting legal challenge in that the Commonwealth Caribbean countries and the British West Indies have different legal systems that, while also modeled in part on the common law British system, can be extremely hard to navigate. Contrary to what is often believed, all controlled substances, including marijuana, that are illegal in the United States are also illegal in the Caribbean. The Law Office of Christopher Leibig, in conjunction with the Law Office of Joni C. Robin and Cary Citronberg of the Law Office of John Kenneth Zwerling, has developed unique connections in the Caribbean through traveling there to conduct lectures and associating with professors and lawyers. In 2014, The Law Office of Christopher Leibig became a member of the Caribbean Bar Association and formally associated with prominent Nassau, Bahamas lawyer Christina Galanos to launch the Caribbean Project to help tourists who incur legal trouble in these countries. Ms. Galanos, through her associations with Caribbean law schools and her work throughout the region, is uniquely situated to either represent people in these situations or make sure to secure the appropriate counsel. The Law Office of Christopher Leibig is available to serve as American counsel in these situations. Such representation can include visiting the client in jail while awaiting trial, developing mitigation strategies by working with the American family, and working with Ms. Galanos to secure the client’s release as soon as possible. Consultations are free.

The Commonwealth Caribbean countries and the British West Indies include:

  • Anguilla
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Christina Galanos

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