Criminal Matters

Criminal Law deals with the system of rules and regulations that are governed by the Law. These legal rules and regulations define the conduct classified as a crime and the prosecution of individual that commits the Crime. If an individual fails to obey a legal rule, he or she commits an act of Crime through breaking the Law.

The criminal Law of Pakistan is very detailed, and it covers all parts that constitute a crime.

Registration of FIR

The first step towards initiating a criminal case is by reporting one. For this purpose, an FIR is lodged in the nearest police station by either the victim, relative of a victim, or the witness under section 154 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898. The legal procedure of investigation of a crime or offense starts after the FIR has been lodged.

Trial Under the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898

After the lodging of FIR, the trial to prove a person’s innocence or guilt starts. Under the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898, the trial is divided into two categories.

Magistrate Trial:

Session Trial:

This trial is for people accused of Crime or offense serious in nature and can lead to punishment like death, imprisonment of more than seven years, or life. The session trial is conducted at a Session Court only if referred by a magistrate.

Cases

There are three types of criminal cases

Summons Case

The summons cases include cases that result in punishment of offense for no more than two years. The court summons the accused, and if he pleads guilty, the court gives a verdict.

Warrant Case

A summon case can convert into a warrant case upon court’s orders. In a warrant case, the accused is sent in the custody of the police through issuing an arrest warrant.

Summary Case

The summary cases include cases that result in punishment or imprisonment of offense for no more than three months.

Criminal Protective Bail

A bail is a security that is required by the court to grant release to the accused from the judicial custody. Bail is only granted under the condition that the accused will remain bound for a future appearance in the court. A bail or Zamanat is granted under section 496, 497, and 498 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1898.

There are three types of bails:

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