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Criminal Law & Criminal Lawyers

Criminal Law in Nigeria is regulated by the  Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 i.e. The ACJA, 2015, the Criminal Procedure law C.P.L of states and also Administration of  Criminal Justice Law of States most especially Southern States have promulgated the ACJA into law in their provinces and the Nigerian Evidence Act. All crimes caused by the infliction of injuries caused by human conduct on individuals and establishments are strictly dealt under the provisions of these statutes under Criminal Law. The purpose of this branch of law is not only to safeguard the life and liberty of the people, but also to maintain harmony within the society at large. 

A criminal lawyer apart from providing advices on the course of action to the client also helps in the drafting and filing of various documents

  1. Drafting and filing of plaints
  2. Fiat from attorney general of the state or federal capital territory to prosecute criminal case
  3. Applications, rejoinders, replies, replications
  4. Drafting of bail bonds, anticipatory bail applications
  5. Researching on case laws relevant to the case
  6. Preparation of cross examination questions in various trials
  7. Dealing with narcotics cases.
  8. Dealing with cybercrime cases.

A Criminal Lawyer deals with cases involving bailable offenses, non bailable offenses, cognizable offenses, non cognizable offenses, cyber crimes, murder, domestic violence, sexual abuse, rash and negligent driving, theft, kidnapping and abduction, criminal trials,  anti national activities, terrorist activities, forensic science and causes related to the commissions of criminal offenses. 

A Criminal Lawyer can work as a public prosecutor appointment by the government or can start his own private practice as well. Apart from drafting various applications in murder trials and other criminal offenses, the criminal lawyer also helps his/her client understand the magnitude of the crime committed and provides sound advice on the solutions for dealing with the problem.

Criminal Lawyer at Nlegal undergo stringent scrutinization and selection procedure to make available the highly experienced, reliable and diligent Criminal Lawyers. Criminal Lawyers empanelled with Nlegal are endowed with strong court craft skills, legal acumen, and ability to understand and address problems and provide cost effective solutions for them in a timely manner. 

With our huge segment of articles and information under Criminal Law segment provided on Nlegal, we endeavour to keep our members/readers up-to-date with the latest information and key changes /amendments under Criminal Law. Our services cater to all aspects of law under Criminal Law segment and are available in all cities in Nigeria.


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