Introduction

The Singapore Criminal Lawyer Blog is written by Ms Gloria James-Civetta and Mr Amarjit Singh, both Specialist Criminal Law practitioners of Singapore law firm Gloria James-Civetta & Co.

The Blog covers the whole Criminal Law Procedure in Singapore, from being arrested and charged in court, to crimes & punishment. This valuable information will enable you to better understand the Singapore Criminal Law System.

Individuals facing criminal charges should seek proper professional guidance that can only be provided by a Specialist Crime Lawyer.

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Insulting the Modesty of a Woman

Posted by admin in sexual offence

Section 509 of the Singapore Penal Code S 509 criminalizes the intention to insult and act of insulting a woman’s modesty. Found guilty of s 509, one may be sentenced to up to a year of imprisonment, or with fine, or with both. Insult of Modesty to Domestic Maids Pursuant to s 73(c), enhanced penalties, [...]...

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Duress

Posted by admin in Criminal

The defence of duress is found in s 94 of the Singapore Penal Code. It is not applicable for murder (Wan Kamil bin Md Shafian)and very serious offences against the state punishable by death. The defence is also not available to persons who have consented to being embroiled in circumstances that exposed them to the [...]...

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Defence of Mistake

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

The defence of mistake is governed by s 76 and s 79 of the Penal Code, under the general exceptions in Chapter IV, and are thus available to all offences within and without the Code unless excluded by statute or when an existing statutory defence is has modified s 76 or s 79 (e.g. s [...]...

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