Criminal Law

What is Criminal Law?

A body of rules and statutes that defines conduct prohibited by the government because it threatens and harms public safety and welfare and that establishes punishment to be imposed for the commission of such acts.

 

Protecting Your Rights.

A criminal defense lawyer, also known as a defense attorney, is a lawyer specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal conduct. A criminal lawyer defend individuals, organizations and entities that have been charged with a crime. Criminal lawyers handle a diverse spectrum of criminal cases, ranging from domestic violence crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes and drug crimes to driving under the influence (DUI), theft, embezzlement and fraud. At Ligamine, criminal lawyers have a vast experience of successful cases. Our attorneys give enough time to study the client's case and understand it and then solve with the best practices possible because they know that the life of someone innocent might be at stake. They are specially trained fro every stage of criminal prosecution as each stage of a criminal prosecution presents traps for defendants who are not familiar with the court system. We train our attorneys  to prevent clients from doing or saying things that will increase the likelihood of conviction.

 

Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 is an Indian legislation passed by the Lok Sabha on 19 March 2013, and by the Rajya Sabha on 21 March 2013, which provides for amendment of Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, and Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 on laws related to sexual offences. The Bill received Presidential assent on 2 April 2013 and deemed to come into force from 3 February 2013. It was originally an Ordinance promulgated by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, on 3 February 2013, in light of the protests in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

 

The Criminal Law Amendment Act 2013 is also popularly known as the Anti-rape Act. It amends the following:

The Indian Penal Code, 1806
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012