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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.

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Criminal Offence: Voluntary Causing 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.

CCMS

What is Criminal Case Management System (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.

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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.

Singapore Criminal Law

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

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?

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