Voluntarily Causing Hurt, Part II

As mentioned in “What is Voluntarily Causing Hurt: Part I,” the element of intention or knowledge that it is likely to cause hurt or grievous hurt must be present in order to be charged under this section. However, it is possible for a situation to arise where the offender has neither the intention or the […]

Voluntarily Causing Hurt, Part I

Voluntarily causing hurt cases often appear in the newspapers in Singapore and lies along a wide spectrum with regards to the nature and harm of the hurt inflicted. Given the myriad of circumstances that form voluntarily causing hurt cases, it is hard to predict the consequent punishment. However, it is certain that the Court considers […]

Criminal Process, Part I: Forming a Charge

In the first of this 6-part series of articles on the Criminal Process, we look at what happens at the very beginning of the criminal process.   First Information Report (FIR) The First Information Report (“FIR”) is the first document prepared by the police containing information that the police received about an alleged commission of […]

Drink Driving: 1st Offence

Unfortunately, drink driving is not an uncommon charge. All it takes is a single error of judgment and you could find yourself facing a drink driving charge.   The punishment for a drink driving charge depends on many factors; primarily the concentration of alcohol, manner of driving and any damage caused. The Court will take […]

Amendments to The Criminal Procedure Code And Evidence Act: Part I

The Criminal Justice Reform and Evidence (Amendment) Bills were passed in Parliament on 19 March 2018. As stated by Indranee Rajah S.C. Minister of State for Law and Finance, these Bills build on the several changes made in the last few years to the criminal justice system.   In this article, the first of a series […]