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Code of Criminal Procedure – Tips

  1. Bare Act: Read the Code carefully to understand its sections and meanings.
  2. Procedural rules: It is essential to understand the procedural rules and follow them strictly. Not following the procedure may lead to severe consequences like contempt of court or dismissal of the case.
  3. Evidence: In criminal cases, evidence plays a critical role in establishing the guilt or innocence of the accused. Gathering all relevant evidence and presenting it appropriately in court is essential.
  4. Adequate pleadings: The pleadings in a criminal case form the basis of the entire case. Ensure the pleadings contain all relevant information and facts related to the case. Inadequate or incomplete pleadings can weaken the case.
  5. Bail provisions: The Code provides for various bail-related provisions. It is essential to understand these provisions and apply for bail if required.
  6. Understanding of jurisdiction: The Code provides for different types of jurisdictions, such as territorial and pecuniary jurisdictions. Understanding the jurisdictional rules and filing the case in the appropriate court is essential. Failure to do so can lead to the dismissal of the case.
  7. Complying with court orders: Non-compliance with court orders can lead to severe consequences like contempt of court, fines, and even imprisonment. It is essential to comply with all court orders promptly and diligently.
  8. Understand the rights of the accused: The Code provides various rights to the accused, such as the right to legal representation, the right to remain silent, and the right to a fair trial. Understand these rights.
  9. Seek legal advice when needed: If there is any doubt, seek a legal expert’s advice.