Criminal litigation results in the event of you being charged by the State with an offence in terms of a schedule attached to the Criminal Procedure Act. Depending on the severity of the offence, you either qualify for Police Bail, Prosecutorial Bail, or a Court must decide on your bail application.
As it is your right to defend yourself, you are encouraged to seek legal representation when you have been charged with an offence or incarcerated. After being charged with an offence it is also your right to be brought before a Court within 48 hours of your arrest, failure by the Police Services to adhere to this rule could see them being held civilly liable.
De Meyer De Vries has a dedicated legal team of attorneys and advocates ready to come to your rescue. Should you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, we are ready to assist you. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty.