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Criminal Defence

The importance of hiring the right criminal counsel to defend your case cannot be understated if you are facing criminal charges.

With our reputation for delivering professional counsel and representation in criminal matters, our lawyers can assist you on any charges that you have been accused and/or charged with. Our highly competent team has years worth of experience in handling a wide variety of criminal cases, rendering us more than capable of working to assist you in obtaining the best outcome for your case.

Criminal Defence

Our Criminal Defence team is experienced and has handled a wide range of cases and have obtained satisfactory results for our clients. We believe that obtaining the best possible results requires profound knowledge of the law, a strategic plan and strong legal representation in court.

Our firm is capable of handling almost all areas of criminal practice. Some of the recent cases that our firm has handled include the following:

Should you be charged with a criminal offence, we strongly recommend you to seek legal advice immediately. We are committed to assessing the merits of your matter and advising you on the best courses of action available.


Criminal LAW Services

COVID-19 Related Offences

We provide legal defense for offences arising from breaches of COVID-19 regulations, ensuring your rights are protected during these unprecedented times.

Drug-Related Offences

Our team offers comprehensive legal support for cases involving drug possession, trafficking, and manufacturing, aiming for the best possible outcomes.

Cheating Charges

Expert legal assistance in defending against cheating charges, focusing on thorough investigation and robust defense strategies.


We handle corruption cases with diligence, defending clients accused of bribery, graft, and other corruption-related offences.

Drink Driving

Specialized defense for drink driving charges, working to mitigate penalties and protect your driving privileges.


Providing adept legal representation for cybercrime cases, including hacking, online fraud, and identity theft.

Criminal Assault

Defending clients in assault cases, from minor altercations to serious bodily harm, with a focus on achieving fair and just outcomes.

Illegal Money Lending

Legal defense for accusations of illegal money lending, protecting your rights and ensuring a fair trial.

Outrage of Modesty

Representing individuals accused of outrage of modesty, ensuring a thorough defense and safeguarding your reputation.

White Collar Crimes

Expert defense in white collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, and insider trading, focusing on minimizing legal repercussions.

Computer Related Crimes

Defending against computer-related offences, including unauthorized access, data breaches, and digital fraud.

Other Criminal Offences

Comprehensive legal services for a wide range of criminal offences, providing personalized and effective defense strategies.



Keith Hsu JOINT MANAGING Director
Mohammad Rizuan JOINT MANAGING Director
Sharifah Ally Director

frequently asked questions

Criminal Defence FAQ's

You should attend the Police Station and meet the IO for the charge(s) against you. You will be liable for a separate offence if you refuse to be served with the charge(s).

In order for us to assist you further, contact us and let us know what you have been charged with so that we can advise you.

You should read and listen to the particulars of the charge(s) that you have been served very carefully. You will also be asked by the IO if you have anything to say regarding the offence, at this juncture – this process is called recording the cautioned statement.

If you have any defence (e.g. you were overseas on the date(s) specified in the charge(s)) to the alleged offence, you should state them in the cautioned statement portion of the charge. If there are any particulars of the charge that you disagree with, it should be written in the same portion.

In Singapore, the Criminal Procedure Code sets out which offences are bailable and non-bailable. As a general rule, if you commit bailable offences you will be able to post bail and be released pending the disposition of your matter in court.

As for non-bailable offences, these offences are usually more serious offences and attract very severe punishment. The police or the court has the discretion to decide whether to release the accused person on bail.

If you have been charged with an offence that is punishable with death or life imprisonment, you will not be entitled to be released on bail and will have to be remanded.

To read up more on criminal proceedings in Singapore please read our article here.

The bail amount is not fixed but is left to the discretion of the court. The essence of bail is to ensure that the accused person will show up in court for the court proceedings. The bail amount also will be of an amount that is significant enough to ensure that the surety performs his/her duties such as ensuring the accused person shows up at court. In the event where the accused person runs away, the bail amount will be forfeited.

At the very first mention, a court officer will read the charge(s) to you. If you are not comfortable speaking in English, you can request to speak in a language that you are comfortable with. You can request for the charge to be read in dialects such as Hokkien, Bengali, etc. You will then be asked if you wish to plead guilty or not guilty. At this juncture, you may wish to break defence if you have any, or you may wish to inform the court that you want to engage a lawyer.

As a condition of bail, most of the time the IO would impound your passport. However, if the impounding of your travel documents is not a part of your bail bond conditions, you will still need to apply to the Court to leave Singapore. The Court may or may not grant your request and will consider the reasons for your application to leave Singapore.

Similarly, if your passport is impounded, you can make the same application in Court. If you have any supporting documents to support your application to leave Singapore, they should be tendered to the Court together with your request as well.

The sentences that can be meted out by the Court depends on the offence that you are alleged of. The punishment for different offences differs and is dependent on the provisions of the relevant statutes. You may wish to get a lawyer who will be able to advise you on this matter.

You may read further on how a Criminal Defence Lawyer can assist you here in our article.

Not necessarily. Depending on the offence that you have committed, you may not have the criminal offence registered. The first schedule of the Registration of Criminals Act sets out which offences are registrable crimes that will be registered under your name in the Criminal Records Office.

If you have committed the offence and agree with all the particulars of the charge(s), you should admit to the charge(s). Notwithstanding this, you should consider engaging a lawyer who may be able to advise you on your matter. The lawyer will also be able to write a letter of representation to the prosecution to assist you in your matter.

However, if you have any defence or any dispute to the charge(s), you should not be pleading guilty to the charge(s).

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