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Criminal Defence Lawyers / Attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime,and defend their rights at each stage of the case.  When it comes to criminal law cases, an experienced and effective criminal defence lawyer can mean the difference between a prison sentence and reduced or dismissed charges.

Even in less serious cases, a good criminal defence lawyer can make a serious impact on the outcome of the case by ensuring that the rights of the accused are protected throughout the legal process. 

For these and other reasons, it is vital that those accused of a crime select a competent, experienced and effective criminal defence lawyer. 



1. When do I need to contact a Criminal Defence Lawyer?

2. What must I do if I am arrested?

3. I have heard that a relative of mine has been arrested. How can I confirm this?

4. Will a lawyer be able to get him/her released on bail after hours, weekends, or Public Holidays?

5. What if I can't afford the services of a lawyer?

6. How much will a lawyer charge to handle my case, and how can I reduce my legal fees and expenses?

7. Can I be arrested at a roadblock for outstanding traffic fines?

8. What are my legal rights when I am stopped at a road block? Can I be compelled to submit to a breathalyser or have blood drawn?

9. May the Police search my person, vehicle, or house without a warrant or my consent?

10. If the Police have a warrant to search my house, can they search elsewhere?

11. Can the Police break down my door to enter my home?

12. Do the Police need a Warrant to arrest me?

13. If the Police don't read me my rights, can my case be dismissed?

14. What is mens rea and why is it important?

15. Murder and culpable homicide: What is the difference?

16. Robbery, theft and fraud: what is the difference?

17. How soon must I be brought to Court after my arrest?

18. What are the different categories of crime?

19. What is meant by criminal procedure and why is it important?

20. I have a criminal record. Can my lawyer have it expunged?

21. I have been convicted of a crime. Can I appeal against my conviction?

22. What are some of the valid defences in law that an accused who has been charged with a criminal offence can raise?

23. In what way are minors treated differently to adults by the criminal justice system in South Africa?

24. How do I protect myself, my legal rights and my property, and avoid being arrested if I have not received my 'new' papers regarding my firearm licence or permit?

25. What is the purpose of sentencing and what are some of the factors that the Court considers when imposing sentence?

26. What are some of the different and maximum sentences that the Courts can impose?



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