Know A Little More About The Criminal Law Procedure In Singapore

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 by Philip

Criminal offence is of course a serious issue and if found guilty then you have to pass through a series of criminal law procedures in Singapore. The criminal procedure code in Singapore is systematic and lengthy. To understand the procedure in detail, it is advisable to take help of professional lawyers who have in and out knowledge about the codes. However, here in this article, you can go through some point which will give you a brief idea as how the process works.

Criminal Law procedures

If you are found guilty of a crime in Singapore then you have to go through the steps as mentioned below:

  • You will be brought to the court and the offence that you have committed will be read and explained to you.

  • The whole procedure will occur in the State Courts. The complete process would not take much longer than forty-eight hours after the arrest is made.

  • During the process if you think that you need an interpreter then as per the Singapore criminal law code you will be offered the facility of an interpreter or translator.

  • After the whole process you will be asked to plead the charge.

Process of trials

After these processes what you have to do is either accept the crime or refuse it if you think you are guilty. According to the criminal procedure code Singapore this process also includes a series of procedures which are explained below:

  • If you think you are guilty of the crime then you have to fully admit.

  • You should be aware of the extent of punishment that is involved with it.

  • After this a document called Statements of Facts will be read out to you

  • If you disagree with this fact then you will be asked for court trials.

  • If you agree to the facts then the court will convict you

These are the steps which you have to follow in case of criminal offence in Singapore. You should know the fact that the success of a case is mostly dependent on the capabilities of the lawyers and their knowledge about the criminal laws and its right application at right time. You need to share every details of the case with the lawyer and the lawyer will make a list of those points to prepare the case and present in front of the court in your favour. Treat your lawyer just like your friend to increase the chance of winning the case.

About Author:Philip Ben is a young law practioner and works in top Singapore law firm in Singapore. He is currently writing on subjects related to criminal law in Singapore.


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