• Expert Criminal Lawyer
    in Chandigarh


Advocate SS Sidhu
Criminal Lawyer in Chandigarh High Court

Practice Area – Criminal Law

Types of cases handled in criminal law –

  • Anticipatory Bails
  • Fraud and Forgery (including cheating with Bank/ Financial Institutions)
  • Cheating
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cases
  • Company related criminal cases (financial frauds, chit-funds)
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Breach of Trust
  • Criminal Revisions
  • Criminal Writs
  • Protection of life and liberty of NRI(s)
  • Dishonor of Cheques (s.138 of Negotiable Instruments Act)
  • Domestic Violence matters including cases under section 498A of IPC
  • Drafting and Filing Criminal complaints and FIRs
  • Embezzlement
  • IPR/ Intellectual Property Rights/ Cyber Laws and Piracy related criminal proceedings
  • Juvenile Justice Act
  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Narcotics and Drugs violations under NDPS Act
  • Prevention of Corruption Act
  • Quashing of Criminal Complaints
  • Quashing of FIR (First Information Report)
  • Quashing of PO proceedings
  • Regular Bails
  • Special Investigation Team (SIT) related cases
  • Suspension of Sentence

Courts, Commissions and Forums

  • Punjab and Haryana High Court
  • District Courts in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali
  • NRI Cell, NRI Commission, Special CBI Courts, National Commission for Women
  • Human Rights Commission

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Chandigarh Advocates having criminal law practice in Chandigarh High Court (Punjab and Haryana High Court) are among the country’s most prestigious, seasoned and professional lawyers who have been doing excellent job in resolving clients challenging criminal cases and complex related issues faced by them, with delicacy and passion. Advocate’s long experience in upper courts has given them an extra effect of credibility through long term of practice in addition to that wide range of works among different fields of criminal law has made their reliability assured. They have spent years in studying and practicing criminal law to understand all ins and outs of criminal justice system in India. As a result of such preparation and understanding a Chandigarh Advocate becomes well equipped to proceed with a case in favor of a client. The key to the success they have achieved is not only an excellent communication skill with parties of the case and Hon’ble Court but also their constant availability to their clients whenever it is needed for betterment of the case. Punjab and Haryana high court lawyers, specialized in criminal field are qualified to carry on with proceeding on any criminal cases with regards to persons or property under wide titles such as:

  • Anticipatory bills
  • Central bureau of investigations
  • Cheating
  • Company related criminal cases
  • Confirmation cases
  • Conspiracy and fraud
  • Criminal appeal
  • Criminal appeals
  • Criminal application
  • Criminal breach of trust
  • Criminal contempt petition
  • Criminal miscellaneous application
  • Criminal references
  • Criminal revision application
  • Criminal revisions
  • Criminal writ petition
  • Criminal writs
  • Defamation
  • Dishonour of cheques
  • Domestic violence
  • Drafting and filing criminal complaints and FIRs
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud and forgery such as cheating with bank or financial institutors)
  • Homicide
  • Insurance fraud
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Juvenile justice act
  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Narcotics and drugs violations under NDPS Act
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Possession of drugs
  • Prevention of corruption act
  • Protection of life and liberty of non-resident Indians
  • Quashing of criminal complaint
  • Quashing FIR
  • Quashing of proceedings
  • Regular bails
  • Sexual assault
  • Special investigation team
  • Suspension of sentence
  • Theft and burglary
  • and many more

Public prosecutor

Since crimes are always committed against the state not a victim public prosecutor can be assigned for a victim however, prosecutor’s primarily aim is to minimize the chance of re-offending by the predator. In minor cases such as traffic violations, prosecutor decides on the fine or penalty to be given to the offender expect for punishment in form of imprisonment which shall be imposed only by court of law. Prosecution can stop from proceeding with a case once it is obvious that suspect cannot be held accountable for however, different reasons such as lack of evidence or insanity or where the evidence has been obtained in unlawful manners. He also can withdraw a case on the ground of public interest. It is important to mention that, the power of prosecutor to decide whether to file criminal charges or what charges to file determine what is going to happen in the court. This process is referred as “prosecutorial discretion”.

Criminal defense lawyer: “legal representation is accused fundamental right” – A criminal defense attorney will make sure to mitigate or eradicate charges and penalties faced by accused, or if possible even preventing the case from being filled and help the clients with following:

  • Inform client regarding the law and provisions applicable to the case
  • Evaluate about the affects of prosecution’s functioning with regards to the case
  • Understanding and evaluation of both charges and evidence
  • Express their vision with regard to functioning of the whole process
  • Suggest the best sentencing or negotiate on alternative sentencing options
  • Gathering evidence and preparing a witness statements with regards to the case
  • Represent a client in the court on demanded dates
  • Advise on defense planning and schemes
  • Preventing charges from being filled
  • Hiring private investigators in case of need
  • Try negotiation for plea bargaining

By obtaining a plea bargaining deal, defendant’s attorney is able to gets defendant’s sentence or charges reduced or even eliminate all the charges fully. However in cases where a defendant is representing himself the chances of entering into pre bargaining deal reduce greatly as most prosecutors are unwilling to negotiate with them. Criminal lawyers in Punjab and Haryana high court are members of the local bar council or lawyer associations, specialized in criminal law who can increase client’s chances of winning or securing a more favourable plea bargaining. Moreover, such attorney is expert in what he does and has seen it all. In that context it is safe to say that such lawyer is able helping a defendant managing emotions that often occur to defendants under criminal trial. Also is able to give a defendant a clear vision about how the whole process will function and what to expect from prosecution or from the court. In the case of conviction order, the attorney can provide him information about what he should expect after conviction. Hence, criminal defense attorneys are not a formality of a court but a useful and effective help which literally can save a client from conviction and penalties or at least reduce and minimize it to maximum level possible by devising strategies and valid schemes, also through gathering important evidence and key witnesses to the case and also by representing a defendant in a court of law. Criminal lawyers in Chandigarh high court of long practicing experience and also are familiar with tricky scenarios which can save time and energy of defendant.