Criminal intimidation under Section 506 of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment term of up to two years, or the accused can pay a fine. In some cases, the court may order both. If you’ve been charged with this offence, you’ll need to start talking to a lawyer as soon as possible. Here are some questions to ask before hiring the services of a law firm.
Who Will Work on My Case?
Before the discussion proceeds further, ask about the team handling your case. Some law firms may try to get you to hire them by letting you talk to one of their best attorneys, only to assign your case to someone else. Make sure that doesn’t happen. Confirm who will work on your case before moving on to the rest.
What are My Chances?
You may want to look up cases involving criminal intimidation in Singapore to give you an idea of what the likely outcome of your case will be. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to ask your lawyer. Of course, you need to be honest about what happened. Detail every incident. That will help your lawyer build a case on your behalf. It will also help your lawyer provide a more honest and accurate take on what the outcome may be and your chances of winning the case.
How Long Will the Case Take?
Ask about the timeframe of your case. Some may take a few weeks. But others—the more complicated cases—can take months to years to resolve. Your lawyer can give you an idea of how long the proceedings will take and what timeframe to expect. That will help you manage and plan your future while the case is ongoing.
What are the Likely Consequences?
Your lawyer will discuss potential fines, probation, and maybe even imprisonment. As for social consequences, having a criminal record will affect your life in many ways in the future. Your lawyer can explain many of those situations in greater detail.