CRIMINAL DEFENCE

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime in Singapore, you need expert advice you can trust. Here at GJC Law, our specialist criminal defence lawyers respond quickly, providing you with the legal advice you urgently need.

Our well-respected criminal law team understand that this can be a very difficult and confusing experience for many of our clients, and we strive to keep you informed of your rights and obligations every step of the way in language you understand. Contact our specialist criminal law team today to find out how we can help you.

Why use GJC Law? Criminal Law Defence Solicitors, Singapore

We understand that if you are implicated in an alleged crime and facing criminal proceedings, you need to trust and have confidence in your legal team. Our expert criminal lawyers at GJC Law have an exceptional track record in obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients, resulting in a great level of client satisfaction.

Gloria James-Civetta, managing partner here at GJC Law, has over 20 years of experience in legal practice. Gloria serves as Vice-Chairman of the Criminal Law Practice Committee of the Law Society, and as such is not only respected by her clients, but also the wider legal community.

Amarjit Singh has extensive experience in Criminal Law which stems from the early 1990s as a Senior Officer with the Ministry of Home Affairs and later as an Assistant Public Prosecutor with the Attorney-General’s Chambers. He is passionate about litigation and has been commended for his advocacy skills. Being a former prosecutor has given him the knowledge to understand the rationale of criminal prosecutors, which is invaluable when preparing an effective defence for someone accused of a crime. He is also Member of the Criminal Law Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and a member of CLAS (Criminal Legal Aid Scheme).

Our team of lawyers have extensive experience in representing clients in court, including in high-profile and complex cases, often being reported in local newspapers. This combination of experience, expertise and client rapport allows our team to confidently reassure clients they are receiving the highest quality advice and representation.

We not only pride ourselves on our level of expertise, but also on the variety of cases we are capable of handling. Our lawyers regularly defend our clients against allegations of criminality, whether in respect of minor offences to the most sophisticated white-collar and other complex crimes. Our experience includes:

White-collar Crimes

  • Corruption
  • Fraud / Embezzlement
  • Cheating
  • Corporate Crime
  • Computer Crime

Blue-collar Crimes

  • Affray
  • Assault
  • Carnal Connection
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Drug Possession / Consumption / Trafficking
  • Housebreaking
  • Immigration Offences under ICA
  • Ministry of Manpower ( MOM )  Offences
  • Land Transport Authority ( LTA ) Offences
  • Murder Manslaughter
  • Moneylending Offences (unlicensed money lender/runner)
  • Outrage of Modesty (molest)
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Traffic Offences
  • Unlawful assembly
  • Vandalism
  • Miscellaneous offences
  • And other offences not listed

Other Crimes

  • Juvenile Offences
  • Magistrate’s Complaint / Private Summons
  • Representation to Prosecution / Plea Bargaining
  • Mitigation
  • Trial
  • Appeal – Magistrate’s Appeal & Court of Appeal
  • Letter of Clemency – to the President of Singapore
  • Murder Manslaughter

Regardless of the crime you have been accused of, we will treat your case with the utmost importance – we know how much it means to you and always look to minimise the damage and disruption allegations of criminality can cause. That’s one of the reasons why our approach to criminal defence is strategic, so we can take action on behalf of our clients at the earliest possible opportunity to mitigate the potential consequences. Contact our team today to discuss your circumstances.

Expert Advice, Every Step of the Way

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offence, you should contact a specialist solicitor as soon as possible. Our team are available to assist you from the outset, and should you choose to instruct us, we will guide you through each stage of criminal procedure in Singapore.

Arrest and Detention

The police may arrest you without a warrant in Singapore if they have a reasonable suspicion that you have committed a serious offence. However, a warrant is required where the police are required to conduct investigations before making an arrest.

If you have been arrested, you should contact a specialist solicitor right away to discuss your rights, and receive legal advice on how to proceed. You may wish to contact your family and your lawyer if you have been detained. The police may detain you for up to 48 hours. If they wish to extend custody to conduct further investigations, they must get permission by applying for an order from the Magistrate. If you are released from detention, you may be let go on a personal promise or on police bail to ensure you return to the police station or attend Court when required.

Our specialist legal team can provide you with expert advice if you are under police investigation and required to attend a formal interview. We will ensure that your rights are protected and also respected by the authorities, while taking a strategic approach to defence aimed at securing the best possible outcome.

Being Charged with an Offence

If the prosecuting authorities reasonably believe there to be sufficient evidence to pursue prosecution, it is highly likely that you will be charged with a criminal offence. The police will contact you to allow you to state a defence, or plead guilty to any elements of the charge, should you wish to do so.

It is crucial that you get in contact with specialist criminal defence lawyers as soon as you are charged. The representation you receive at these early stages can make all the difference to how far a case progresses. Our lawyers can fully advise you of the best course of action to take under these circumstances. Please contact us.

Appearing in Court

If you have been charged and required to attend court, you can instruct a lawyer to attend court with you. There are a number of stages to the court process, to find out more please read our ‘Arrest and Court Procedure’ blog here.

It is highly recommended that you instruct a lawyer to represent you in court from the outset. The quality of the defence put forward will have a material impact on the outcome – instructing experienced criminal defence lawyers can make all the difference between acquittal and conviction.

GJC Law has a wealth of experience in advising clients in all areas of criminal law and providing exceptional representation with great results. We can also help you if you:

  • Have been served with a Private Summons Prosecutions / Magistrate’s Complaint
  • Want to initiate a Private Summons Prosecutions / Magistrate’s Complaint
  • Want to initiate an application for Prevention of the Harassment Act (POHA)

If you have been arrested, detained or charged with an offence Contact our responsive team now to receive the high-quality legal advice and representation you need.

Contact GJC Law Specialist Criminal Lawyers Singapore

Here at Gloria James-Civetta & Co, our expert team of criminal defence lawyers can provide you with the quality advice and representation you require to get results. We understand that criminal court procedure may seem complex, but we work with our clients to explain the process clearly and concisely in language they understand. We provide advice and representation at each stage of proceedings, and can assist you regardless of the complexity of your case.

For more information about how we can help you, contact us today by calling +65 6337 0469 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you.