Bhatt & Joshi Advocates, being one of the top law firms in Ahmedabad provides a complete spectrum of legal services and expert counsel regarding the Criminal Law in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The Criminal Law in India comprises the Criminal Laws formed and followed at federal and state levels and rulings by courts of law made from time to time in the country. Bhatt & Joshi Associates, being highly reputed and leading Criminal Law firm in Ahmedabad, Gujarat India, provides the entire range of legal services and expert counsel as a Criminal Law Firm in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Criminal Law is undoubtedly a very important branch of law for every democratic country. The Criminal Law comprises a set of Laws, rules, procedures, regulations and judgments that aid in solving the disputes of Criminal Nature. These Criminal offences are a type of wrong which is considered to be against the entire society, and not between two or more individuals or organizations.

About Criminal Law in India:

 

A Criminal law governs the cases of crimes. Criminal Cases are generally referred to as offenses against the state. The standard of proof – evidence for establishing guilt in criminal cases is beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal law in India means offenses against the state. There are three major acts in Indian Constitutions Like:-

  1. Indian Penal Code, 1860.
  2. Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
  3. Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

 

Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr. P. C.), 1973 

CrPC, is the law that prescribes the procedure and various stages to conduct a criminal trial in India. The procedure prescribed under the CrPC covers how to collect the evidence, the methods and modes of examination of witnesses, interrogation of accused, how the arrests are to be made, procedural safeguards to be followed by Police and Courts, grant of Bail and Anticipatory Bail, the process of criminal various types of Criminal Trial, Saving of inherent powers of High Court, a method and modes of conviction, and the rights of the accused person of a fair trial by principles of natural justice and appeal before Sessions Court and High Court. It also prescribes the revisional powers of Sessions Court and the High Court. Briefly stated, Criminal Trials are of three types under the CrPC.

  1. Warrant Trial – Punishment 7 years of more 
  2. Summons Trial – Punishment maximum 7 years 
  3. Summary Trial – Punishment maximum 6 months 

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC): 

Indian Penal Code is the foundational Penal law of India, which covers all offences under the following chapters:

  1. Offences Against The State 
  2. Offences Relating to the Armed Forces 
  3. Offences Against Public Tranquillity 
  4. Offences By or Relating to Public Servants 
  5. Offences Relating to Elections 
  6. Contempts of Authority of Public Servants 
  7. False Evidence and Offences Against Public Justice 
  8. Offences Relating to the Coin and Govt. Stamps 
  9. Offences Relating to Weights and Measures 
  10. Offences Affecting Public Health, Safety, Convenience, Decency and Morals 
  11. Offences Relating to Religion 
  12. Offences Affecting the Human Body 
  13. Offences Against Property 
  14. Offences Relating to Documents and Property Marks 
  15. Criminal Breach of Contracts of Service 
  16. Offences Relating to Marriage 
  17. Cruelty by Husband or Husbands Relatives 
  18. Defamation 
  19. Criminal Intimidation, Insult and Annoyance. 

 

Indian Evidence Act (IEA):

Indian Evidence Act, is a comprehensive treaty on the law of “evidence”, which can be used in the trial, the manner of production of the evidence in a trial, and the evidentiary value which can be attached to such evidence. 

 

Special Criminal Laws:

Besides three major acts, there are special Criminal Laws also passed by the Indian Parliament i.e. NDPS, Prevention of Corruption Act, Food Adulteration Act, Dowry Prevention Act, the Defence of India Act, etc. thousands of minor laws are made in India.

 

Areas where we offer our services as a Criminal Law Firm: 

  • Central Bureau of Investigation CBI Court in Ahmedabad
  • Sessions Court in Ahmedabad
  • Special Company Court in Ahmedabad
  • Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Ahmedabad
  • High Court of Gujarat
  • Supreme Court of India
  • Customs Tribunal in Gandhidham, Kandla Port, Mundra Port
  • Other Criminal Courts in the State of Gujarat
  • ​Attending various Police Stations in the State of Gujarat

 

As a Criminal Law firm handle criminal cases at Sessions Court, High Court and Supreme Court, under various statutes such as :

 

  • THE ARMS ACT, 1959 and THE ARMS RULES, 1962 
  • THE ARMY ACT, 1950 
  • THE BENAMI TRANSACTIONS (PROHIBITION) ACT, 1988 
  • THE CHITS FUNDS ACT, 1982 
  • THE CONSERVATION OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND PREVENTION OF SMUGGLING ACTIVITIES ACT, 1974 
  • THE CONTEMPT OF COURTS ACT, 1971 
  • THE COMPANY ACT 2013
  • THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957 
  • THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962 
  • THE DELHI SPECIAL POLICE ESTABLISHMENT ACT, 1946 
  • THE DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 and THE DOWRY PROHIBITION (MAINTENANCE OF LISTS OF PRESENTS TO THE BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM) RULES, 1985 
  • THE DRUGS (CONTROL) ACT, 1950 
  • THE ELECTRICITY ACT, 2003 
  • THE ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES ACT, 1955 & THE ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, 1981 
  • THE EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES ACT, 1908 & THE EXPLOSIVES ACT, 1884 
  • THE IMMORAL TRAFFIC (PREVENTION) ACT, 1956 & THE INDECENT REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN (PROHIBITION) ACT, 1986 
  • THE JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) ACT, 2000 
  • GUJARAT CONTROL OF ORGANISED CRIME ACT, 2019
  • PRE-CONCEPTION AND PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES (PCPNDT) ACT, 1994 & THE MEDICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY ACT, 1971 
  • THE NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES (NDPS) ACT, 1985 
  • THE NATIONAL SECURITY ACT, 1980 
  • THE NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS ACT, 1881 
  • THE PASSPORT (ENTRY INTO INDIA) ACT, 1920, THE PASSPORTS ACT, [1967 
  • THE PREVENTION OF BLACKMARKETING AND MAINTENANCE OF SUPPLIES OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES ACT, 1980 
  • THE PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION ACT, 1988 
  • THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT, 1960 
  • THE PREVENTION OF DAMAGE TO PUBLIC PROPERTY ACT, 1984 
  • FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS ACT 2006
  • THE PREVENTION OF ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ACT, 1988 
  • THE PRISONERS ACT, 1990, THE PRISONS ACT, 1894 
  • THE PROBATION OF OFFENDERS ACT, 1958 
  • THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, 1993 
  • THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT, 2005 (65) THE PUBLIC GAMBLING ACT, 1867 
  • THE RAILWAY PROPERTY (UNLAWFUL POSSESSION) ACT, 1966 
  • THE RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE ACT, 1957 
  • THE RAILWAYS ACT, 1989 
  • THE REPATRIATION OF PRISONERS ACT, 2003 
  • THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) ACT, 1989 
  • THE SMUGGLERS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE MANIPULATORS (FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY) ACT, 1976 
  • THE SMUGGLERS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE MANIPULATORS (RECEIPT, MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF FORFEITED PROPERTY) RULES, 2006 
  • THE TRADE MARKS ACT, 1999 
  • THE TRANSPLANTATION OF HUMAN ORGANS ACT, 1994 etc.