Criminal Defense

We represent clients to defend against criminal charges and complaints at all levels of courts.  We provide legal advice services for clients who are investigated and prosecuted by various enforcement agents including the Hong Kong Police Force, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB), the Immigration Department, the Customs & Excise Department, the Office of Communications Authority, the Labour Department and other governmental enforcement bodies.  We have experience in handling offences related to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). We attend legal visits to persons who are under investigation or those detained in police stations or other government detention facilities, often on an urgent basis..

We also advise and represent victim of the crime to go through the criminal process.  

Services we provide:

  • Police Interview
  • Identification Parade
  • Defending criminal prosecutions in trial before judge or jury
  • Advising on appeal merits
  • Appeals against conviction, sentencing and orders
  • Advising on potential liability
  • Bail applications at all levels of court
  • Plea and Sentencing
  • Watching Brief at trial and various hearings

Areas that we specialize in:

  • Public order offenses
  • Assault-related offenses
  • Drug-related offenses
  • Departmental and industrial summonses
  • Indecent assault and sexual offenses
  • Immigration offences
  • Money laundering
  • Offenses by extradition
  • White collar crimes
  • Driving and traffic offences and other summonses

What to do if you are being or are likely to be prosecuted?

First thing to remember is that you have the right to remain silent once you are cautioned of the likely offenses to be made against you. That is to say, you can refuse to answer any questions from the law enforcement officers or court officials. You can also request to see a lawyer, either by contacting your family or friends to help you to instruct one, or by calling from the directory provided by the police. You should be able to access a lawyer, no matter how late at night it is  or how troublesome it may be. Until your lawyer arrives, you can refuse to do any interviews.

 If the police has induced you to make confessions by you being in fear of prejudice or in hope of advantage, this confession is likely inadmissible. That is to say, the prosecution cannot rely on what they said you have said and they must prove guilt with other evidence.

Please contact our Mr. Frederick HoMr. Jonathan Man, Ms. Jessie Ng or Mr. Vijay Lo for advice.