Probation

Probation

Probation Under sec 5(1) of the Probation of Offenders Act, the Court may sentence an accused to probation instead of a jail sentence.  The main benefit and effect of probation are that the accused person does get a criminal record. Sentence Fixed by Law Under the...
Can You Represent Yourself?

Can You Represent Yourself?

An accused can definitely represent himself. However, a criminal trial is a complex procedure that may be difficult for an individual to navigate. As such, it may be advantageous to engage a lawyer. Benefits of having a lawyer (a) Your lawyer can best represent your...