We have an established and highly experienced criminal law practice that handles an extensive scope of criminal defence cases.These cases include offences under the Penal Code, the Misuse of Drugs Act, the Prevention of Corruption Act, the Road Traffic Act, the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, the Immigration Act, the Remote Gaming Act and the Organised Crime Act 2015. We also provide support to accused persons who are undergoing investigation by the authorities.
We tailor our strategies according to the facts of each case. Generally, the type of assistance we provide to our clients include negotiating with Deputy Public Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Chambers or other prosecuting bodies; putting in letters of representations for the withdrawal, reduction or compounding of charges; appearing in Court for trials, plead-guilty mentions and appeals; and preparing written submissions and mitigation pleas to the Court. Further, we leverage on our extensive network to ensure that our clients have the necessary experts (for instance, psychiatrists, scene reconstruction experts) to assist in their matters at every stage of proceedings.
In addition to our criminal defence work, we are experienced in advising and assisting corporations with internal investigations into suspected misconduct by employees (for instance, fraud or embezzlement). We also provide practical solutions in such situations to manage any crisis faced by our corporate clients.
Separately, we also conduct regulatory prosecutions for statutory bodies.
Finally, as part of our pro-bono efforts, our lawyers volunteer criminal legal assistance under the Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) as well as the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO) as administered by the Supreme Court Registry. Our pro-bono efforts under CLAS and LASCO complement the cases our Mr Sunil Sudheesan and Miss Diana Ngiam handle on behalf of the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore (ACLS) for the Enhanced Guidance for Plea Scheme (EGPS) administered by the State Courts’ Community Justice Centre.