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Category Archives: Bail Attorney

Bubbles Get You Drunk Faster

  We have explained the legal limits for alcohol in the bloodstream while driving and what they mean for the drinks you consume on a night out; but given our dismal record for alcohol-related road traffic accidents in South Africa … Continue reading

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Admission of guilt

Admission of guilt

Should you sign an admission of guilt if you are accused of a crime? If you have been arrested for a minor offence – such as shoplifting – and you have been detained in custody, the arresting officer may give … Continue reading

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Man to be sentenced according to Children’s Act for sexual assault on girl, aged 5

A 20-YEAR-OLD man convicted of sexual assault after attempting to rape a five-year-old girl will be sentenced according to the Children’s Act. This ruling was made in the Eastern Cape High Court in Makhanda as Judge Motilal Rugunanan found the … Continue reading

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Refused bail? Why?

Refused bail in South Africa

Some of the grounds on which bail can be refused Arrest is a scary business. Even when someone does something they know to be illegal, they don’t expect to be arrested. Every criminal hopes to get away with the crime. … Continue reading

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High Court dismisses Brendin Horner murder accused’s bail bid

Reprinted from The Sowetan, by Linda Kea Moreotsene – 2020-12-19 Sekwetja Mahlamba (L) had brought an application to overturn the decision by Magistrate Deon van Rooyen to deny him bail in October, to the high court. Image: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/ SOWETAN   … Continue reading

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Harsh sentence for a minor crime

We came across an interesting case recently where the punishment most definitely did not fit the crime. A petty criminal received an unduly harsh sentence. Furthermore, there were minor children involved who might have been left without their caregiver if … Continue reading

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