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How do I remove or expunge my criminal record in South Africa?

2021-07-20T09:47:54+00:00July 20th, 2021|Criminal Law|

An expungement is an application whereby you remove your criminal record from your name. After your criminal record is expunged, it would appear as if the criminal conviction never happened. Do you qualify for an expungement?  In terms of Section 271 of the Criminal Procedure Act, an application for expungement of a criminal record can

What are the implications of search and seizure? Criminal procedure act explained

2021-06-07T12:57:05+00:00June 7th, 2021|Criminal Law|

What are the implications of search and seizure? The criminal procedure act explained It is important to note that a police officer can indeed search your property without a warrant however certain requirements need to be met for such search to be lawful. The Criminal Procedure Act clearly states what requirements need to be met

What are the legal implications of drinking and driving in South Africa?

2021-03-01T12:19:23+00:00February 17th, 2021|Criminal Law|

What are the legal implications of drinking and driving? South Africans have a culture of driving under the influence which has caused many people to sit behind bars and obtain criminal record. During the festive season, drinking and driving has become a norm in South Africa and members of the South African Police Service (“SAPS”)

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