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Handling your own criminal proceedings can and will make a bad situation worse.

As a lawyer handling these vital situation, we will help you navigate the minefield of criminal defence proceedings.


The bail amount is not a fixed sum. It depends on the severity of the crime and is left to the discretion of the Court. The amount set is typically an amount that the accused person would not want to forfeit and thus be compelled to attend the Court hearings.

If you did not commit the crime, then you should not plead guilty. It is advisable that you speak to us first before you decide to plead guilty. 

It depends on the offence that you have committed. Speak to us so that we can advise you on your options.

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When an accused pleads guilty or is found guilty after a trial, he is entitled to make, or have made on his behalf, a plea in mitigation before sentence is passed by the court. The prosecution will also be given the opportunity to make arguments about what the sentence should be. [...]
If you fail pay your debts, you may see debt collectors coming to your place to ‘encourage’ you to pay-up. Such cases are getting more and more common. There are cases where debt collectors are jailed by displaying aggressive behaviour and insulting words in a residential area in the late hours of the evening. Some Debtors are even harassed while they were at work. [...]
The answer to this question is, generally, yes you can. 3 statutes govern this issue, namely: • Reciprocal Enforcement of Commonwealth Judgments Act (Cap 264) (RECJA). • Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (Cap 265) (REFJA). • Choice of Court Agreements Act (Cap 39A) (CCAA) In cases which are not covered by the 3 statutes mentioned above, recourse may still be had to the common law. [...]
One of the necessary steps to be taken before trial is the process of “Discovery”, wherein each party is required to prepare, list down, file and exchange the “evidences” that each party is intending to rely on in the trial. [...]
Of late, in multi-cultural and multi-religious Singapore, there have been an increasing number of incidents where racist remarks have been uttered at others, causing them to feel distressed and alarmed. Their feelings are hurt, sometimes deeply. [...]
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The Singapore legal system has in recent years come up with toolkits, information, booklets, and webpages dedicated to supporting self-representation in Court. While it is granted that self-representation is the cheaper option, it may not be such a great idea if you do not achieve your desired results and lose the case in Court. [...]
Whatever happens, do not panic. With some clear thought and guidance from an experienced lawyer, you may be able to reduce and mitigate the consequences of your indiscretion. The first step is to understand the charges against you. What is Drink-Driving and What are the Punishments? Section 67 of the Road Traffic Act sets out the offence for driving on a road or other public place while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants. There are two ways you may be found to have committed the act of drink-driving: [...]
Being the target of spiteful comments on the media is hurtful and infuriating. The spotlight is on you, and your reputation is on the line. It’s especially frightening and harmful if what’s said about you is untrue. There are laws in Singapore that protect you from such disrespect. But first, how does the law define defamation? [...]