Best Criminal Lawyer Singapore | The Singapore Lawyer

by | Aug 28, 2018

As one of the best criminal lawyers in Singapore, we defend and represent individuals accused of general crimes as well as complex criminal offences in Singapore. The Singapore Lawyer is a law firm that practises criminal law and we are specialists in our field. Whether you’re looking for a criminal defence lawyer or an experienced criminal lawyer, The Singapore Lawyer has got you covered.

The Best Criminal Lawyers At Your Service

Legal Team With Vast Amount Of Experience

We are a team of former prosecutors and criminal lawyers with vast experience in criminal law cases. We have deep knowledge of how to work closely with police, attorneys-general, auditors/ accountants and other experts on your behalf; we will always plan out our strategy so that it is as effective for you legally as possible while also protecting your reputation from damage or potential harm.

Keeping Your Information Safe

When facing legal proceedings, we ensure your information is kept 100% confidential. Our criminal lawyers are recognised as experts in domestic and transnational crimes such as white-collar crimes like money laundering, tax evasion, corporate fraud and bribery – all of which must be conducted with secrecy to protect legal business interests.

The Singapore Lawyer Offers Expert Legal Advice

Our criminal lawyers offer top-notch legal advice, as well as our extensive background in mitigation and litigation, ensure you will have a smooth case at the Courts. From understanding criminal law down to resolute representation, trust our team of Singapore’s best attorneys when it comes to keeping you out of jail!

Our Criminal Lawyers Are Experienced In Handling The Following:

  • Criminal Breach Of Trust
  • Corporate And Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate And Financial Fraud
  • Cheating
  • Forgery
  • Insider Trading
  • Securities Fraud & Market Manipulation
  • Multi-level Marketing & Pyramid Selling
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Corruption & Bribery
  • Companies Act offences
  • Regulatory Offences
  • Corporate Disclosure Breaches
  • Fraudulent Trading
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Electronic & Computer Crimes
  • Anti-money Laundering Matters
  • Transnational Criminal Matters
  • Sexual Offences
  • Drug Consumption & Trafficking
  • Violent Crimes & Causing Hurt
  • Representations & Letters of Appeal
  • Plea Negotiations and Plea Bargaining
  • Pleading Guilty & Mitigation Pleas
  • Claiming
  • Magistrate’s Appeals
  • Employment-related offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, Employment Act and Employment Agencies Act
  • Workplace safety and industrial accident-related offences under the Workplace Safety and Health Act and Work Injury Compensation Act
  • White-collar crime and financial fraud expertise include handling cases involving:
  • Bribery and corruption offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act
  • Cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust offences under the Penal Code
  • Anti-money laundering matters and reporting obligations under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Regulations
  • Market manipulation, insider trading and other securities-related criminal matters under the Securities and Futures Act, MAS Regulations, SGX Listing Rules and Regulations
  • Computer misuse and other electronic crimes under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act and Personal Data Protection Act
  • Corporate governance, disclosure obligations and offences under the Banking Act, Insurance Act and Companies Act

Speak With Our Criminal Lawyers Today

The lawyers at our law firm are experienced in a wide range of legal matters from handling plea negotiations and plead guilty mentions to mitigating pleas. We recognise the challenges that criminal cases can present for both clients and their families, which is why we’re with you every step of the way so your case doesn’t have to be too challenging or emotional when it should not be.

Engaging A Criminal Defence Lawyer In Singapore

Falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit? Worried about getting arrested by the Police? Preparing to be interviewed by the police, or face criminal charges in Court soon? Get professional legal advice from an experienced and trustworthy lawyer.

False accusations happen every day all over Singapore – it’s not just celebrities who are victims! If you’ve been falsely accused, first get specialist advice on how best to plan your defence strategy with top lawyers; then if needed call up private investigators for hard evidence like CCTV footage that can prove them wrong.

It’s always a harrowing experience to be the subject of a criminal investigation, so it’s important for you to find the right lawyer that will ensure your rights are protected and advocate on your behalf. It is essential that when choosing an attorney there must be complete trust in their knowledge as well as ability; additionally, they should make every effort possible towards achieving the best outcome for you.

Leading Criminal Lawyers With More Than 20 Years Of Experience

The Singapore Lawyer, a boutique criminal law firm portal in Singapore helmed by lawyers with over 18 years of experience, is committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that you’re understood.

We provide top-tier representation for people who are facing the threat or reality of prosecution through our expert Criminal Defence lawyers as well as other legal professionals such as Prosecutors: we’ll work hard on every case from arrest, investigation to Court so that justice can be served.

At your first consultation with our specialist criminal defence lawyers, we will assess all the facts of your case and advise you of any potential problems. We can also advise you before you go for a Police interview or statement-recording session to ensure that everything is going in your favour!

Benefits Of Engaging A Criminal Lawyer In Singapore:

  • Get professional advice: You have a choice to handle your own criminal defence or engage an experienced lawyer. Your consultation will involve technical legal provisions, cases and rules of procedure which may be overwhelming for you given the stress that comes with having such charges. Get peace of mind by engaging one who has been in these situations before so they can manage it from start to finish without interference to your personal life and career.
  • Reduction of blind spots and risk: Every client tries to reduce risk when they are in need of a criminal lawyer, but not every attorney is the right fit. Understanding this early on helps you identify any blind spots or weaknesses your case may have and can make all the difference for achieving success with minimal legal fees later down the line.
  • Prepare for police interviews and investigations: It is important to know your rights when you are about to be arrested by the police and need help preparing for a Police interview. You must remember what areas of questioning they will likely ask so that you can prepare beforehand with information on those topics and give investigators their desired impression of events.
  • Presenting of evidence at a trial: When you are defending yourself in a criminal trial, it can be very daunting to remember all the different rules that may not make sense at first. It is important to know what each rule means and how they work together; without understanding them properly, your cross-examination of witnesses could become unproductive or disrupted because there are too many things going on for one person. That’s why it makes sense to engage a criminal lawyer.

Engaging A Criminal Lawyer Can Be Affordable And Accessible

You have a right to receive legal advice and representation from capable criminal defence lawyers for your case regardless of your education, finances and socioeconomic standing; every person involved in a Criminal case deserves to have his explanation and account conveyed to, heard by and considered by the authorities.

Our team of criminal lawyers safeguards your right to fairness by making our legal advice and representation affordable and accessible by always working within a budget that’s comfortable and fair for everyone.

Speak With Our Top Criminal Lawyers Today

We know the difficulties you face in Singapore when it comes to criminal cases. Finding a great lawyer can relieve stress and make your life easier! Our lawyers will take care of everything for you. Engage us for a free consultation available during business hours at no cost to let us help you out with your case today.


Frequently Asked Questions About Engaging Criminal Lawyers In Singapore

Can I Contact A Criminal Lawyer After My Arrest?

The Police will not allow you to speak with your criminal lawyer until they have completed their investigation. The time that it takes for the police varies depending on each case and how long the obstruction of justice would be if they allowed you access to a legal counsel before concluding investigations.

When you are a suspect in criminal proceedings, the Police can interview you and request that you sign a statement. You will not be able to have your lawyer accompany or attend these interviews with you – contact us for more information about this process!

Can I Choose To Remain Silent When I Am Being Charged With A Criminal Offence?

If you’re being interviewed by the Police and accused of committing a criminal offence, it is your legal right not to incriminate yourself. You can choose to remain silent or not say anything that would suggest that you committed the offence.

Though you are not required to incriminate yourself, it is in your best interest to cooperate with the police and share what information you have. Cooperation can help protect individuals from being falsely accused of crimes they did not commit or minimize their sentence if convicted.

When preparing your defence, it is important to mention the facts early in your statement when you have the opportunity. If this information is not mentioned until later on and a Court feels that there was an ulterior motive for withholding these details then they may deem any subsequent defences less believable because of their late inclusion into the story.

Can I Send A Letter Of Representation?

Criminal defence lawyers may send a Letter of Representation to the Prosecution during plea bargaining or negotiation, appealing for leniency and requesting more favourable outcomes.

In a letter of representation for your lawyer, the relevant facts should be highlighted and emphasized so that they may justify taking more lenient actions on behalf of your case.

The prosecution then decides whether or not to accept them based upon the reasoning given in this Letter of Representation. For assistance, contact us today.

What Does A Criminal Lawyer Do At The First Court Hearing?

When you first attend Court to answer the charge, your lawyer will respond for you.

He can ask the court if he needs more time or wants a postponement in case of an unexpected event like the discovery of new evidence just before the trial starts.

Your criminal lawyer can also submit a Letter of Representation and appeal to the Prosecution to consider taking your case more leniently. Contact us for details.

What’s The Purpose Of A Mitigation Plea?

In order to help the court understand why they should give you a lighter punishment, your criminal defence lawyer will present a Mitigation Plea.

The plea includes information about who you are and how things happened so that the judge can better decide if it is appropriate for them to be lenient with their sentencing in this case.

How Does The Court Decide On The Sentence To Impose?

When the court is deciding on what type and amount of punishment to impose, it will take into consideration all four sentencing principles.

Retribution aims to make sure that your criminal conduct has a just response by balancing how serious and harmful it was with an appropriate sentence.

The sentencing principle of Deterrence aims to ensure that you, as well as other potential offenders amongst the general public, are deterred and discouraged from committing similar offences. This is because if people know they will be punished, then their behaviour may change for the better in order to avoid punishment or consequences.

The principle of Prevention tries to protect society by removing those who show a lack of respect for themselves and others so that we can all live peacefully without fear on our streets every day.

The sentencing principle of rehabilitation ensures that you have the opportunity to change your life for the better after breaking a law.

About the author

About the author

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.