Criminal Cases & Matters
A Criminal law governs the cases of crimes, including felonies and misdemeanors. Criminal Cases are generally referred to as offenses against the state. The standard of proof – evidence for establishing guilt in criminal cases is beyond a reasonable doubt. They are governed by Indian penal Code, CrPC, Evidence Act etc. It is concerned with wrongs committed against the public as a whole.
Our firm has a wide range of expertise to deal with Criminal cases like
- Offences under the Indian Penal Code
- Quashing of FIR, Bail/ Anticipatory Bail
- Criminal Appeals
- Criminal Revision
- White Collar Crimes,
- Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act
- Negotiable Instruments Act
- Prize Chits & Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act Prevention Of Money Laundering Act
- Foreign Exchange Management Act
- Cyber Crime
- and more
Saral Kanoon has the best team of Criminal Lawyers & Defense Lawyer, capable of handling a Criminal Case right from the Trial to Appeal and also lead the Defense case.
Phases are followed in any Criminal Case
Assignment of the Case
A Criminal Lawyer / Defense Lawyer may be contacted directly by the defendant or may be assigned the case by the court.
Interview about the Case
Once the Criminal Lawyer / Defense Lawyer has the opportunity to meet personally with the client, first stage is to collect as many details about the case as possible. The crux is asking specific questions about the case, for putting up the best possible defenses and strengths and weaknesses about the case.
Investigation into the Case
In addition to asking the criminal defendant pointed questions about the case, as a Criminal Lawyer / Defense Lawyer it may be imperative further delve into the case to determine any possible avenues for seeking acquittal of the defendant. This often includes careful analysis of the Chargesheet and interrogation with possible Defense witnesses.
Analysis of Evidence
Analyzing the evidence against a criminal defendant requires the Criminal Lawyer / Defense Lawyer to carefully study the facts and theories of the case. we may have evidence independently tested.
Continued Contact with the Client
Our team, stays in contact with the client to explain any developments in the case and to keep him or her informed about the case. Our team ensures that conversations with the client is kept confidential.
Section 265A to 265L, Chapter XXIA of the Criminal Procedure Code deals with the concept of Plea Bargaining. It was inserted into the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2005. It allows plea bargaining for cases:
- Where the maximum punishment is imprisonment for 7 years;
- Where the offenses don’t affect the socio-economic condition of the country;
- When the offenses are not committed against a woman or a child below 14 are excluded
The 154th Report of the Law Commission was first to recommend the ‘plea bargaining’ in Indian Criminal Justice System. It defined Plea Bargaining as an alternative method which should be introduced to deal with huge arrears of criminal cases in Indian courts.
Our lawyers examine witnesses, cross-examines the state’s witnesses and the ultimate aim is to convince the court that the prosecution has failed to meet its burden of proof.
If the criminal defendant is sentenced for the crime either because he or she accepted a plea bargain or was convicted by the judge, a still the Criminal Lawyer / Defense Lawyer can represent the defendant during the sentencing phase. He or she may discuss factors that can help convince the judge or jury to limit the amount of time that the defendant serves and to discuss possible alternatives to incarceration.