One way of thinking about “Taken Into Consideration” (“TIC”) charges is to think of these charges as unresolved charges which are taken into account in addition to the primary criminal charges that an accused person faces. These charges, which may be unrelated to the primary charges, are taken into
Voluntarily Causing Hurt offences refer to acts committed with the intention to cause hurt (as defined above) to another person. By criminalizing such harm, Singapore's legal system aims to hold individuals accountable for their actions and deter such behaviour in society.
You’ve allegedly committed a criminal offence and you’ve been charged in Court. After the charges have been read and explained to you, you’ll usually be asked whether you need to seek advice from a lawyer, or whether you wish to plead guilty or claim trial to the charge(s) against you. If you wish
Generally, arrestable offences are offences where the Police can arrest you without a warrant where the offence falls under the Third Column of the First Schedule of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The Bailor has to head to the State Court Bail Centre to engage in a form-filling exercise. The Bail Centre is located at level 4 of the State Courts.
What are Criminal Charges and Statement of Facts in the Singapore Criminal Process?
As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and knowledge of the police investigation process can help alleviate some of the fears you may have if you end up being in the unfortunate position of going through a criminal investigation.
The Criminal Case Management System (CCMS) was introduced in 2003 with the primary objective of assisting in the resolution of criminal cases in an effective and timely manner.
Bail is known as the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial or a hearing, usually on the condition that a sum of money is lodged to guarantee their appearance in court.
After conviction and before a sentence is passed, a person who pleads guilty or has been found guilty will be entitled to make a mitigation plea. A mitigation plea is a written or oral statement that presents relevant factors that could positively assist the accused in his or her sentencing, and
If you have been arrested, or have just been informed by the police, or other law enforcement agency that you are a suspect in a criminal investigation, you should familiarize yourself with the investigative process, and learn how to protect yourself by knowing your rights in Singapore.