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Criminal Offence: Voluntary Causing Grievous Hurt

Not all criminal mention is resolved within the day the matter is brought to the court’s attention. While pleading guilty early is beneficial in saving the time and cost of all the parties involved, it is common for the accused to be reluctant to take the necessary step to plead guilty when the punishment meted out to the accused by the public prosecutor is severe.

What is Criminal Case Management System (CCMS)?

CCMS

Not all criminal mention is resolved within the day the matter is brought to the court’s attention. While pleading guilty early is beneficial in saving the time and cost of all the parties involved, it is common for the accused to be reluctant to take the necessary step to plead guilty when the punishment meted out to the accused by the public prosecutor is severe.

When Should You Claim for Trial?

The question of “when should the accused claim for trial” and “when the accused should consider not to plead guilty” are essentially one of the same.

What Does It Mean to Plead Guilty

When the Public Prosecutor charges an accused, a notice will be issued to the accused to attend Court for Criminal Mention. The accused are required to attend the first mention at the Criminal Mention Court, wherein the charge(s) will be read and explained to the accused. The accused will then be given the option to either admit to the charge(s) or to deny the charge(s) read before him.

Bail – As a relative, what should I know?

Bail is when an accused person is released from the custody of law enforcement officers and entrusted to the custody of a surety or sureties who are bound ensure the accused’s attendance in court and/or to produce the accused for the purposes of investigations when required.

The 4 Key Pillars Of Singapore Criminal Law Before Sentencing Someone In Court

Singapore Criminal Law

Criminal law in Singapore is largely based on statutes known as Acts of Parliament. Criminal law seeks to impose punishment for breach of certain rules, conduct or behaviour that is designated as criminal in legislation that has been enacted by Parliament.

Crime involves behaviour that is so serious that it cannot be treated simply as matter that can be resolved privately.

Elements Of Criminal Offence In Singapore

Elements Of Criminal Offence In Singapore

Criminal offence in Singapore is defined as behaviour that has been designated as criminal by legislation enacted by Parliament. Criminal offences in Singapore is based on a three-stage analysis:

The physical element: is the accused’s conduct or behaviour prohibited by legislation?
The fault element: what was the accused’s state of mind at the time the offence was committed?
The defences: Even if the physical and fault elements are present, are there any defences that might be raised to relieve the accused of criminal liability?

The Purpose Of Writing Letters Of Representations

LETTERS OF REPRESENTATIONS

Letter of representations are a form of correspondences by you to the Public Prosecutor when you are charged in court in Singapore. These correspondences play a key role in allowing you, as the accused to have your say of your side of the story to the Public Prosecutor before the matter is heard in court.

What Does A Good Defence Lawyer Do?

Good Defence Lawyer

The term “defend” however, does not equate to ensuring that their clienteles are acquitted of all charges.

A good defence lawyer’s job is to ensure that his/her client is properly advised in respect of the law, the strength and weaknesses of his/her case, the charges against their clients and ensuring that due process of the court for criminal proceedings had been carried out appropriately.