Our client was charged by the police for an offence under Section 354 of the Penal Code. He came to see us shortly after being charged. We got our heads down swiftly to drafting pre-mention representations to the police and the Attorney General’s Chamber. This was with the hope that if the police decided to drop the charge, issue a stern warning, or allow the offence to be compounded, our client would, besides not having a criminal record, avoid being charged in court and any potentially adverse publicity.
Our client informed us that he had been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition for several years. He was still seeking treatment and prescribed medication for the same. Although not a regular drinker, he also consumed an excessive amount of alcohol during the time of the offence. Our client’s psychiatrist gave confirmation that the additive effect of the significant amount of alcohol consumed together with our client’s psychiatric medication contributed, amongst other things, to his judgment and reduced inhibition (our client was previously not informed of the aforesaid additive effect). This sat squarely with our contention that our client’s offence was not at all pre-meditated and we stressed these in our representations to the authorities.
Thankfully, the authorities accepted the representations and issued our client with a stern warning. The charge against our client was dropped and our client and his family were grateful for such a favourable outcome. Our client’s case was disposed of within less than 2 months.
In another case, we had the same outcome. Our client gave us a glowing testimonial at Singapore Legal Advice:
“It all started with a dispute over a bill in a bar for which the police was called and in the end, I was charged with Section 354. After being released on bail, I had no clue and looked online for an assistance from a lawyer. Based on the reviews about Ray, I fixed an appointment with him the very same day as I was completely in a shock and clueless on what would happen to me and my family. Ray provided me with a clear understanding of the whole process and gave a very honest review that I would not need his services and did not push at all to engage him. After giving a thought for a couple of days, I still decided to engage his services for a Pre-Mention Rep. Ray is very calm and professional and his analysis is spot on and has wealth of experience handling a variety of cases. He and his team put up a Pre-Mention Rep within 10 days and it had a clear analysis of the entire situation that led to the incident. He was always available for any advice. When I walked out from his office on the very first day, I knew that I was in safe hands. Within 40 days of submitting the Pre-Mention Rep, I received a response from the AGC that the case was being dropped and no further action. I would definitely recommend Ray. Thank you, Ray and the entire team for your assistance to me and my family.” V.U,
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