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  • Guarantee a response within 1 working hour,
  • Are uncomplicated, friendly and professional,
  • Our fees are sensitive to the South African economy,
  • Have a team of professionals in all major Cities,
  • Function with integrity, attention to detail and are objective driven,
  • Use technology, innovation and internal processes to streamline your experience,
  • Strive to improve the sector we operate in.

 

SERVICES | AMASEVISI


In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


E-CONSULTS


An E-Consult is an effective way to receive expedited support for select, once off or ad hoc matters. Please visit the menu item for more information on this process. CLICK HERE

 

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South African Working days. No public holidays.

  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
  • Friday 09h00-13h00.

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Criminal Law


Criminal law is the body of law that governs what actions are considered crimes and the consequences for those who commit them. It is designed to maintain public order, protect individuals and property, and uphold justice. Understanding how criminal law works in South Africa can help you navigate legal matters and know your rights and obligations.

Criminal law in South Africa is primarily governed by the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977 and the common law. The law defines various criminal offenses, such as theft, assault, murder, and fraud, each with its own elements that must be proven by the prosecution beyond a reasonable doubt.

When a crime is committed, the police investigate the matter and gather evidence. If there is sufficient evidence to suggest that a crime has been committed and a specific individual is responsible, the person is arrested and charged. The accused individual is then brought before a court of law, where they have the right to legal representation and a fair trial.

During the trial, the prosecution presents evidence to prove the accused's guilt, while the defence challenges this evidence and presents its own case. The judge or magistrate then considers the evidence presented and delivers a verdict. If the accused is found guilty, they will be sentenced according to the law.

Penalties for criminal offenses in South Africa vary depending on the severity of the crime. They can range from fines and community service to imprisonment or even life imprisonment for more serious crimes like murder.

Overall, criminal law in South Africa serves to protect society, deter criminal behaviour, and ensure that those who break the law are held accountable for their actions. It is essential to be aware of your rights and obligations under the law and seek legal assistance if you are ever involved in a criminal matter.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Criminal Law