Criminal litigation could be a major concern for Singaporeans. It can affect one’s career and reputation. If you find yourself in a situation where you’ve been implicated, it is important to find a competent lawyer who can provide effective legal representation.
The following are some ways on how to find an affordable criminal defense lawyer in Singapore:
- At your first court mention
When you find yourself at your first court mention, ask the clerk which lawyers are currently assigned for duty at the State Counsel Division. You should also check if he or she has any recommendations for lawyers who practice criminal law.
- At the State Counsel Division
When you find out which lawyer has been assigned to you, find out if he or she is willing to represent you. If not, find out which other lawyers at the State Counsel Division can take your case from him or her. You have to position yourself as a ‘favorable client’ so that they will consider taking on your case. This would mean being respectful, thankful, and polite towards them.
- Solicitors within a firm
You can also approach solicitors in a private law firm by going down this route: find a criminal defense solicitor who works in an established legal practice, ask him whether he knows of any lawyers in the firm who can take on your case and find out if he is willing to refer you to these lawyers. Alternatively, find out which lawyer within the firm would be …