Criminal Law

Whatever the circumstances, it can be an enormously overwhelming experience when you are first investigated and subsequently charged in court with an alleged offence under Singapore’s criminal law. Typically, this happens within 48 hours of getting arrested and remanded, and more than one charge could be brought against you. It’s imperative that you know your rights. If you’re unsure of the charges brought against you, speak out and tell the Court so. Request for an interpreter should you require one. Once the charges have been read and explained to you, the Court will then ask you for your plea – should you wish to plead guilty or to claim trial.

Many may get confused on what course of action they should take. It is thus advisable that you consult a good criminal lawyer at this point. You can always ask for an adjournment at this juncture in order to obtain legal consultation from the best criminal lawyers in Singapore.

Our expert team, with their combined years of criminal law experience, put you in good stead when you come to us with the above issues. In particular, Mr S.S Dhillon, our founder, is one of the most formidable and top criminal lawyers in Singapore.

We will be with you at every step of the way – to explain the process, to ensure you are aware of every charge against you and the implications of each and every decision you make forthwith. It can be a time of turbulent emotions, as you and your loved ones grapple with what is happening to you and around you.

Understanding that, it is here that we stand as the voice of reason, while we work together and claim justice for you.

The criminal investigations and charges that you may face include the following:

  • Assault, whether it caused “grievous bodily harm” or normal “hurt”
  • Traffic offences
  • Misuse of controlled drugs
  • Rioting
  • Illegal money lending
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drink driving
  • Employment of illegal workers
  • Theft or misappropriation
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter, or Culpable homicide
  • Corruption
  • Operating a business without license
  • Sexual assault, Molest or Rape

The above matters will involve various Statutes, including:

  • Penal Codes
  • Miscellaneous Offences Act
  • Employment of foreign workers Act
  • Money-lending Act
  • Misuse of Drugs Act
  • Prevention of Corruption Act
  • Road Traffic Act
  • Public Entertainment Act