Criminal Law

We have a respected and experienced team in Singapore working on criminal defence matters for a diverse range of individual and corporate clients. Our team of lawyers has extensive experience in representing clients in court – whether in sophisticated high-profile matters or in respect of minor offences.

We help our clients through all stages of the criminal litigation process – from negotiating with prosecuting authorities to reduce, compound, or withdraw charges faced, to fighting on your behalf to defend your innocence. No stone is left unturned when we are engaged to defend your life, liberty, and reputation.

Being charged with a criminal offence can be a harrowing, difficult, and confusing experience – and a good lawyer can make a difference. Our team strives to ensure our clients are informed of their rights and obligations throughout the criminal process – and maintains an exceptional track record in obtaining optimal outcomes for our clients.

If you have suffered as a result of criminal acts, we can assist you with formulating complaints to the relevant authorities, and where necessary and appropriate, initiate private prosecutions and civil claims.

If the unfortunate event that you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offence, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Should you choose to instruct us, we will ensure that a team of our lawyers who have the appropriate experience in dealing with authorities is immediately assigned to the case to ensure that you receive prompt and proper representation. Our team includes former senior officers and investigators from the Singapore Police Force and the Commercial Affairs Department.

If you have been arrested, you should contact a lawyer immediately to receive legal advice on how to proceed. The police may hold you in custody for up to 48 hours, and must apply for an order from the Magistrate to hold you for a further period. If you are released from detention, you may be released on police bail to ensure you return to the police station or attend Court when required.

No matter what the situation, our team will work with you to ensure that your rights are protected, and respected by the authorities, while taking a strategic approach to your defence targeted at securing the best possible outcome for you.

Contact: 

Philip Fong

MANAGING PARTNER
Head, Litigation and Dispute Management
Head, Fraud and Financial Crime
T: 
+65 6361 9819
F: 
+65 6438 0550
E: 
PhilipFong@eversheds-harryelias.com

S Suressh

Partner
Litigation and Dispute Management
Head, Aviation and Shipping
T: 
+65 6361 9365
F: 
+65 6438 1568
E: 
Suressh@eversheds-harryelias.com

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