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CRIMINAL LAWYERS IN JOHANNESBURG

WHAT DOES CRIMINAL LAW ENTAIL?

Burger Huyser Attorneys are experts in criminal law. We aim to find the best solutions to dispel the disruption caused by criminal elements in your life. We are committed to reduce the discomfort of such a traumatic situation to the bare minimum for you and your family.  Criminal law is based on common law, case law and legislation and the standard of evidence is proof beyond a reasonable doubt. New crimes are committed daily by opportunistic criminals and we keep abreast of all the latest developments and/or amendments to the law to offer you the best service you could obtain. You will therefore be pleased to know that Burger Huyser Attorneys are the Best Criminal Lawyers in Johannesburg.

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SPECIALIST CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEYS – OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

As criminal law is such a diverse and sometimes difficult challenge, we have made it our mission to become experts in these different fields. Listed below are all the different areas in which our criminal law attorneys can assist you:

ASSAULT

Assault is defined as the unlawfully and intentionally applying force to another person, or inspiring a belief in that other person that force is to be applied to him or her. There is a clear distinction in criminal law between common assault and assault involving serious physical injury.

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BAIL APPLICATIONS

Only a few people know what their rights are, luckily we do.  You are entitled to legal advice and assistance from one of our attorneys and you don’t have to stay in jail. We can help you to get released on bail.

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CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT

Expungement is a process by which a criminal record of a convicted offender is removed from the criminal record database of the Criminal Record Centre of the South African Police Service.  In terms of Section 271B of the Criminal Procedure   this can only be done after a period of ten years have passed after the date of the conviction for that conviction and that there  has been no conviction and sentences during those ten years.

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DRUG POSSESSION

Drug possession or dealing with drugs is considered a serious crime in South Africa. If you are not represented properly, you run a big risk of being given a harsh sentence. We can assist you with your drug charges, give expert legal advice and mitigate the situation for the best outcome.

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MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER

Have you been charged with murder or attempted murder?  This is seen as a very serious offense in South Africa and it is not taken lightly by the court or the state. Should you not receive proper legal assistance you can face several life sentences. We believe that each client has the right to be treated with the utmost care and have their matter taken seriously.

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RECKLESS AND NEGLIGENT DRIVING

Driving under the influence or occupying a driver’s seat of a vehicle with the engine running on a public road with your blood alcohol content over the legal limit, is a criminal offence. It is not only important to know what your rights are, but also what the procedure is and what to expect from the moment that you are pulled over to the moment that you appear in court.

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SAPS CLEARANCE RECORDS

A police clearance certificate is a document issued by the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management stating whether or not any criminal offence has been recorded against a person. A clearance certificate takes approximately four weeks to be processed.  This clearance certificate will remain in a CV Check account for 12 months, at which point it will be deleted.

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UNLAWFUL ARREST CLAIMS

If you have been unlawfully arrested or detained by a member of the police you may institute a claim for monetary remuneration. We are experts who know the law inside out. Get in touch with one of our criminal law attorneys to advise, assist or represent you.

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