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As criminal lawyers we provide advice and representation on all aspects of Criminal Law and Procedure, including investigations and evidence gathering, arrest, bail, statement recording, charging in Court, representations, claiming trial, pleading guilty, mitigation and sentencing. We also represent clients for Appeals (both High Court and Court of Appeal) as well as in Criminal References.
We also provide advice and assistance on connected immigration issues for Foreign Citizens, Expatriates and Permanent Residents.
Finally, for cases which are (or have the potential to be) media-sensitive, our criminal law practice is well-equipped to render both advice and assistance in media and public relations issues, including damage control, press releases and statements to the media.
"J" contacted our firm after he had been arrested for drunkenly swearing at security personnel of a mall and urinating in public. He had a prior warning for a similar offence, but we were successful in avoiding prosecution for him after we highlighted the special circumstances in this case.
Employer of "S" engaged our firm to represent him. Due to our successful representations, the charge was reduced from Snatch Theft (which has a minimum jail sentence of 1 year) to simple Theft, and he was sentenced to a Short Detention Order of only 1 Week.
Family of "D" engaged our firm to represent him and seek a reduced sentence in his case. Despite there being a benchmark case for the offence in question, we were successfully able to secure a sentence below that which is normally imposed.
"M" came to see us after he was told that he was looking at 6 months' imprisonment for receiving items he knew were stolen. He pleaded guilty, but through our forceful submissions, we were able to secure a sentence of 3 months' imprisonment for him instead.
"C" contacted us after he was caught doing a private act in public. We conducted research to prove his claim that his medication was responsible for his actions. Our efforts paid off and we succeeded in securing a warning in lieu of prosecution for "C".
"R" got in touch with us from overseas after he was contacted by the Police over a matter that happened several years ago. Through our arguments we were able to achieve a successful result for him, with no action taken by the authorities.
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Sanjiv has handled hundreds of cases and a plethora of offences. In light of his years of experience, he qualifies as a Consultant under Section 75D of the Legal Profession Act 1966.
Sanjiv has been lauded in the media on numerous occasions for his tenacious questioning of witnesses in Court, and has even been described as having "grilled" and "roasted" witnesses. In fact, an example of his persistent style in an actual case is shown on a video loop in the Heritage Gallery of the State Courts.
Sanjiv is well versed with Information Technology, and does not shy away from using IT to his advantage both inside and outside of the Courtroom. In one particularly interesting case, Sanjiv identified crucial contradictory evidence from a seemingly innocent photograph posted on Facebook. Upon revelation of this evidence, the High Court threw out an application made by the opposing party.
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