A person is presumed innocent until guilt is proven without a doubt. To prove a crime, two of the most essential things that need to be established are:
Actus Reus: A guilty act, meaning an offence is committed Mens Rea: A guilty mind, meaning it is committed with full understanding and intent towards the said act.
The punishments depend on the particular offences involved and are determined from the Cap. 154, The Criminal Code. The punishments can consist of only fines, and can be increased to imprisonment if the offence is serious. Sentences can also be consisted as suspended sentences giving the offender one more chance of redemption.
If you are involved in a criminal case, it is advisable to contact a lawyer. Obtaining advice from a lawyer with extensive experience can make all the difference when dealing with a criminal case. It can affect the outcome and the penalties involved which, in turn, can have a huge effect on a business and/or an individual and their family.
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