CRIMINAL LAW

Criminal Law is an incredibly complex and specialised area of law which regulates every procedure when someone commits, is suspected or has been accused of committing an offence that may lead to a fine and or imprisonment.

Theses offences are generally categorised as either being minor or serious offences, and can either be common law offences, such as murder or theft, or it could be statutory offences, such as speeding, driving under the influence or possession of drugs.

In South Africa every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  This means that the procedures which regulate criminal law must be strictly adhered to from the moment the South African Police Services become aware of a possible commission of an offence, and then afterwards by the National Prosecuting Authority when they take the case over from the South African Police Services.   If any of the procedures are not followed, it may lead to evidence being inadmissible or even the case being thrown out.

It is imperative that an attorney be contacted as soon as the South African Police Services make contact, as an attorney will know what to look out for, and protect your rights to the fullest it is allowed.

SERVICES

1

 - 24/7 Police Bail Applications;

 - Court Bail Applications

 - Bail Applications Pending Appeal

BAIL APPLICATIONS

2

INVESTIGATIONS & POLICE STATIONS

 - Attending Police Stations with client;

 - Assisting with making statements;

 - Evaluating Evidence and Procedures;

 - Expunging Criminal Records.

3

TRIALS

 - Representing clients in Criminal Trials:

 - in Military, Magistrate, High, and

 - Specialised Commercial Crimes Courts;

 - Advising on prospects and merits;

 - Prepping witnesses and evidence.

4

POST-TRIAL

 - Challenging Admission of Guilt Fines

 - Appealing Convictions and or Sentences;

 - Expunging Criminal Records;

 - Unlawful Arrest and Detainment.

5

HARASSMENT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 - Application for Interdicts;

 - Defending Interdicts;

 - Representation during proceedings.

First Consultation R 500

FURTHER READING

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Block 15 D, Central Office Park

257 Jean Avenue,

Centurion, Pretoria

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