Criminal Case - A Quick Guide to Safeguard Yourself

Criminal Cases can be taxing for anyone and specifically for NRIs who have to visit India for their ongoing legal proceedings in the court of law in India. Criminal cases and its lengthy procedure can be taxing for NRIs and their families. Apart from health and wealth, it has bearing on social life a person and their family members.

As soon as you come to know that a criminal case has been registered against you. The First and foremost step is to immediately apply for an ANTICIPATORY BAIL.

In a Non-Bailable offence, granting bail is sole discretion of the court of law and cannot be obtained as a matter of right. The entire details of the case need to be provided along with the documents on which you are relying upon to present your case for an ANTICIPATORY BAIL.

In the eventuality you are granted the concession of ANTICIPATORY BAIL, you would be required to furnish BAIL BONDS. BAIL BONDS are furnished to the satisfaction of the trial court. BAIL BONDS can be furnished by a person who is solvent to the extent of surety as decided by the trial court.

After the BAIL BONDS are furnished, the charges are formed by the trial court and then the trial of the case actually begins in the court.

The trial begins by the prosecution who leads its evidence and then the statement Under section 313 CrPC of the accused is recorded. Thereafter the defence lawyer gets its chance to lead evidence.

After evidence is concluded by both prosecution and defence lawyers, the arguments are addressed by both the prosecution as well as defence. Finally, the judgement is pronounced by the trial court.