EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL LAWYER WITH TRIAL EXPERIENCE
Siraj is a lawyer with particular expertise in Criminal Defence. Siraj honed his expertise in criminal litigation over the past 2 years as a Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (“CLAS”) Fellow. He has acted for close to 100 clients over a range of Penal Code and non-Penal Code offences (including white collar and regulatory offences) before the State Courts and Supreme Court in Plead Guilty mentions, Magistrates Appeals and several State Court trials. He has secured conditional warnings, acquittals (both at the pre-trial and post-trial stage) and community-based sentences/probation for adult offenders who have committed serious offences (ex. CDSA, Housebreaking & Rioting Offences). Siraj is a member of the Criminal Legal Aid Committee at Law Society Pro Bono Services and has also given talks on criminal law to various community stakeholders.
Siraj is able to provide assistance at any point of the criminal justice process from the investigations/pre-charge stage up to trials and appeals.
The range of matters Siraj has dealt with is extensive and includes:
Offences under various statutes such as the Computer Misuse & Cybersecurity Act, Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, Immigration Act, Moneylenders Act, Remote Gambling Act & Road Traffic Act.
Extortion, Cheating, Criminal Breach of Trust, Criminal Trespass, Corruption (Prevention of Corruption Act) Dishonest Misappropriation, Forgery, Money-laundering (Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes [Confiscation of Benefits] Act), Mischief, Receiving Stolen Property, Robbery, Theft
Affray, Assault, Causing Hurt, Criminal Force, Culpable Homicide, Causing Death by Rash or Negligent Act, Rioting, Unlawful Assembly
Media & Publications
“Man who wielded fake bomb, fake gun in botched robbery gets 3.5 years’ jail, 18 strokes.” – TODAY, 30 September 2019
“Youth gets 7 years’ jail, 15 strokes for ‘brutal, violent’ rape, robbery of prostitute in his flat.”- TODAY, 16 September 2019
“Man jailed for culpable homicide after evading police since 1986 because of misspelt name.” – TODAY, 15 July 2019
“Nearly 1,600 helped by Criminal Legal Aid Scheme last year. ”- The Straits Times, 5 March 2019
Speech by Mr Edwin Tong, Senior Minister of State for Law & Health, at the Law Society Pro Bono Services’ Fundraising Dinner “Just Makan.” – 29 March 2019
“Money-changer employee jailed for absconding with almost $500,000.” – The Straits Times, 24 September 2018
“Ill and broke, 59-year-old fugitive wanted for armed robbery surrendered after over 20 years.” – TODAY, 13 June 2018
“Jail, caning for man who slashed his ex-girlfriend’s face, consumed drugs.” – Yahoo News Singapore, 6 June 2018
Services & Fees
- Commercial Disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Contract Review
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Defence
- Shareholder Disputes
- Commercial Crime and Regulatory Compliance
- Sale and Purchase of Business
- Magistrate's Complaint
- Building and Construction Claims
- Landlord-Tenant Disputes
- Renovation Claims
- Civil Litigation
- Contractual Disputes
- Drafting Contracts
- Protection From Harassment Order
- Copyright Infringement
- Winding Up of Companies
- Setting up a business
- Debt Recovery for Companies
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It was picked up by Siraj and he spent more than an hour to kindly talk me through my options and was very willing to provide advice even before getting any confirmation on whether I would engage his services.
This showed me that Siraj really cares beyond just seeing numbers when talking to clients. He also advised me to wait for the AGC’s charges before engaging a lawyer as they may very well just choose to drop the charges and I would be able to save money this way.
Unfortunately, weeks later I heard back that the AGC decided to proceed with my charges and without hesitation I chose to engage Siraj to help me with my case. What followed was a very painful few months of back and forth between Siraj and the AGC. Throughout this process, my family and I can feel the amount of effort that Siraj puts into creating his case for us and his professionalism in handling everything.
I ended up getting a better result than what was pushed for by the AGC and I cannot thank Siraj enough for his help and his representations in getting that result. His eloquence and work ethics even impressed the judge, who commented that he trusts Siraj’s work and believes that Siraj leaves no stones unturned when representing someone.
Rest assured that Siraj will definitely do his best to represent you on your case and I can highly recommend him to anyone who is in trouble and needs a lawyer to defend you for your case.
I’ve engaged Walter and Siraj to help me in for remote gaming act which I was charged for. They listen and deeply understood my situation and fought on without hesitation to bring forth a unexpected victory before the trial even started. I got a fine in the end when the Prosecution’s initial plea offer was 8 months. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needed legal consultation.
Thank you Siraj for his patience and guidance helping me through these difficult times. I am grateful for the help and dedication. Siraj is also thoughtful about keeping my legal fee affordable and honest upfront about my case. Keep up the good work!
Great experience overall having Siraj to defend me. Siraj understands his client, very insightful and is an expert in his field. Truly a professional and marvelous individual.