Getting Legal Advice on Allegation and Criminal Law in Singapore
Have you ever faced an accusation under criminal law in Singapore? If yes, you would be well aware of the importance of the help of an expert criminal lawyer. Moreover, going through the charges, proceeding and consequences creates chaos and confusion. We understand this very well and therefore try to be available for every person to ensure they get justice or fair punishment, at the most affordable cost.
Before going into the legal procedure, it would be helpful to have some basic information about types of crime, related laws and how we can help when you need.
Types of crime
Diversity in terms of culture, beliefs, background, economic status, and education often create problems. Furthermore, there are legal rights and obligations for every person. So it is quite obvious that people will try to be superior in terms of power, property, and possession. But when this can’t be achieved or hurdles come, crime takes place. However, one canot put all crimes into one basket as they are of many types.
When a person commits a crime directly on another person, it’s called a personal crime. Physical assault, battery, kidnapping and imprisoning a person, robbery, homicide, rape, sexual assault and any other physical or mental torture fall within this category of crime.
There is no physical damage to the victim in this type of crime. But it causes mental torture and stress to the victim. It includes theft or robbery, forgery, burglary, false pretences, embezzlement and many other unlawful activities. Note that robbery is also considered personal crime as it does physical or mental harm to the affected people.
Crimes under this category do not cause harm to anybody but are still considered as a public-order crime. This is based on the belief system of the society on what is right and what is wrong. It includes, but not limited to, prostitution, involving creating and distributing pornography, gambling, selling and taking prohibited drugs, etc.
Though these crimes do not cause immediate damage, they bring serious negative consequences in the long term.
Illegal gambling, money laundering, fraud, bribery, embezzlement, extortion, counterfeiting, and steeling private or public properties like truck and trains are considered as organized crime. It’s also called enterprise crime as it involves a group of professional people who come to gather to commit a well-planned illegal activity. Regardless of the fact that it doesn’t cause damage to a single person or a group, it is considered a crime.
Financial and non-violent crime
This term has always been a subject of debate but still has a general definition popular in society. According to it, when a person with a high-level position in an organization does a fraudulent act, it’s called white-collar crime.
At first, white-collar and enterprise crimes look the same, but there is a difference. Former affects the general public or those not connected with criminals, while later affects employees and stakeholders of an organization. Though it doesn’t harm its victims, it sometimes brings serious consequences like violent reaction or suicides by victims.
Arrest and court procedure
Remember that the police in Singapore can arrest you based on suspicion without a warrant. Additionally, they are allowed to keep you for up to 48 hours in detention for the initial investigation. And if they need to investigate further, they have to get permission from the COURT.
The Legal procedure happens in several stages, so you should consult your criminal lawyer during every stage. You can also get your lawyer to be present with you in the court.
How we can help
We are proud of our expert criminal lawyers who are committed to helping clients in the event of their imminent arrest or are already in the custody. They advise clients at every stage of the case and proceedings.
We advise on the person’s legal rights and obligations when he/she has to undergo an arrest and hearing in the court. Further, we also attend and fight the case throughout the procedure. In any situation, our first goal is to get our client out of the case safely. But if they are found guilty, we do everything that we can to ensure they get a fair and fairest punishment.
Contact us today to get the best legal advice regarding your case.