What Are Your Rights?

What Are Your Rights?

Under what circumstances can a person be charged? A person can be charged in Court only after investigations have been carried out. These investigations must be conducted by government appointed enforcement agencies. When can a person be arrested? A person can be...
Claiming Trial

Claiming Trial

An accused decides to claim trial when he does not agree with the charge and believes he is innocent. The moment an accused decides to claim trial to the charge, his case will be fixed for a Pre-Trial Conference. Trial dates will then be fixed when all the parties are...
Pleading Guilty

Pleading Guilty

What happens when one pleads guilty? If an Accused pleads guilty to a charge, he/she admits fully to the offence.  Before an Accused decides to plead guilty, he/she has to fully understand the nature and consequences of his/her plea. The Prosecuting Officer will read...
Arrest

Arrest

An arrest is carried out when the police have reasonable grounds to suspect that a person has committed a serious offence. The intention of an arrest is so as to take a person into custody for investigations, or to charge a person in Court. How does an arrest take...