If a person who makes any false document or electronic record with the intention to cheat, it may be a crime. Examples of this are highlighted in the Singapore Police Force Website.
As reported in The Straits Times on 23 February 2018, our client was charged with forgery under section 468 Penal Code (Chapter 224). For each count of committing forgery for the purpose of cheating, he could have been jailed for up to 10 years and fined. As a result of his acts, about four banks suffered more than $600,000 in losses.
During submissions for sentencing, we highlighted to the court several mitigation factors to help reduce the sentence. After considering submissions from the Deputy Public Prosecutor and us, the Learned Judge sentenced him to 3 years and 9 months jail.
Prior to that, we had conducted a thorough interview with our client and did considerable research to help reduce his sentence. We found out what had happened during investigations and also advised him that, although he intended to plead guilty, it would be better to hire a lawyer instead of representing himself.
Although sentenced to imprisonment, our client was very pleased with our work and posted the following review at Singapore Legal Advice website:
“A lawyer that charges reasonable fees. Thank him for manage to reduce my sentence from the proposed sentence imposed by the prosecutor. Very reliable and trustworthy defence counsel. Recommended.”
For more information, please contact our criminal lawyer in Singapore, Ray Louis at 90908288.