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.
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.
A Criminal Proceeding is a process in the Singapore justice system wherein a proceeding is held in the court to prosecute a person charged (or to be charged) with the commission of a crime. A Criminal Proceeding does not only include the trial of the criminal offence but also includes:
The appeal proceedings; and
The criminal revision of the Criminal Proceedings.