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The 5 Best Criminal Lawyers in Singapore

The 5 Best Criminal Lawyers in Singapore

How we picked

Experience & qualifications

Criminal cases are a complicated affair. We selected law firms that not only have an outstanding history of courtroom experience, but also a track record of winning the best results for their clients.

Reasonable rates

Law services are never cheap, but there are law firms that offer pro bono initiatives, fixed rates, or reasonable fees. We curated this list to include the finest lawyers with the most affordable rates.


Facing a criminal charge is intimidating in and of itself, so we chose law firms that can support you through your case with empathy and efficiency.

Client experience

No matter the nature of the cases, we listened to clients’ stories about their experiences and selected law firms that gave most of their clients peace of mind.

1. Regent Law LLC

Regent Law LLC Homepage

Practice Areas: Criminal Matters, Family Law, Corporate Matters, Immigration Matters, Wills & Probate


Address: 111 North Bridge Road #10-01 Peninsula Plaza Singapore 179098

Contact Details: +65 6438 9770 (09:00 AM to 06:00 PM), +65 9040 5050 (After-Office Hours)

Office Hours: Available 24/7

Google Reviews5/5
Facebook Reviews4.4/5
The Straits Times Review5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4.6/5
Experience & Qualifications5/5
Approach to Cases5/5
Courtroom History5/5
Reasonable Rates5/5
Client Experience5/5


  • Represents clients in all levels of court
  • Pro-bono initiatives
  • Affordable fixed rates
  • Available 24/7


  • Office area susceptible to heavy traffic

When it comes to law practices, we follow where the accolades point to investigate, and we’re impressed to discover that when it comes to criminal, corporate, and civil litigation practices, Regent Law’s golden ribbons aren’t just for show.

Crowned by The Straits Times as one of the Best Law Firms in Singapore for two consecutive years, Regent Law has nudged against bigger, more prominent names in the industry, claiming the top spot for Best Criminal Law Firms in Singapore.

As with its fellow The Straits Times top listers, Regent Law is a boutique law firm composed of 5 highly-skilled legal experts who are well-versed in all areas of criminal law. 

In terms of courtroom presence, we hold Regent Law’s lawyers in high regard for having stood before all levels of the court. This tells us that no matter how simple or complex your case is, Regent Law would treat it as a priority.

As a matter of fact, it can readily navigate every aspect of court investigations and proceedings for you. It puts its clients’ comfort first with the promise of a smooth-sailing, hassle-free undertaking.

The firm underscores the urgency in its services, aiming for the best outcome at the earliest possible stage of your case. Meanwhile, its success rates lean towards mitigated cases, plea-bargaining, and granted leniency from the court.

But despite its renown and excellence, it still keeps its rates reasonable. Not only does it offer free consultation, but its services also start with a fixed rate as part of its pro bono initiative!

Overall, Regent Law couldn’t be more favourable for us: award-winning, affordable, and highly efficient, we put faith in what it can do for your case.

As a cherry on top, its office and hotline are open 24/7! Although, the office is located at Peninsula Plaza Square, which is susceptible to heavy traffic during peak hours.

2. Kalidass Law Corporation

Kalidass Law Corporation Homepage

Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Divorce


Address: 160 Robinson Road, SBF Center, #19-10, Singapore – 068914

Contact Details: +65 6345 5001, +65 9191 0111

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 NN to 06:00 PM

Google Reviews5/5
Data Gemba (SG) Reviews5/5
The Straits Times Review5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5
Experience & Qualifications5/5
Approach to Cases5/5
Courtroom History5/5
Reasonable Rates4.5/5
Client Experience5/5


  • Media-awarded law firm
  • Offers free consultation
  • Bespoke strategies for its clients


  • Closed on Sundays
  • Shorter office hours on Saturdays

Kalidass Law Corporation is another entry to The Strait Times’ ranking of Singapore’s best criminal law firms — for two consecutive years! 

And we aren’t surprised; when it comes to criminal justice, it’s a champion with a high success rate in litigation cases. 

Even more impressive, it’s a boutique firm with less than 10 lawyers on board!

With its all-hands-on-deck strategy to deliver a detail-oriented, client-oriented approach to every case it handles, Kalidass Law has now established itself as a powerhouse law firm.

Of course, when it comes to lauding firms, we look out foremost for how accessible it makes themselves to underprivileged citizens. And in this aspect, Kalidass Law passes the checklist as well!

With its clients’ best interests at heart, Kalidass Law provides top-grade legal advice at an affordable rate. Additionally, your initial consultation with its lawyers will always be free of charge, and in special cases, it can also offer pro bono services.

Kalidass Law takes the extra mile to understand its clients on a holistic level, providing not just legal but also emotional support throughout the process, which earns it more brownie points for empathic services!

Facing a criminal allegation is an anxious dilemma, but Kalidass Law reassures its clients by examining cases from all possible angles, regardless of the complexity of the charges.

It also navigates proceedings centred around its clients’ goals, rather than its institutional methods. 

With collective experience from past firms its lawyers were part of, Kalidass Law has adapted systematic procedures that power through the most complex of cases.

No matter the nature of the allegations charged against you, you can rest assured that Kalidass Law will curate the best solution for your case at a reasonable price.

Its office is open to all from Monday to Saturday, so a weekend appointment would be the last of your worries, although it does have shorter working hours on Saturdays.

3. Gloria James-Civetta & Co

Gloria James-Civetta & Co Homepage

Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Disputes, Corporate & Commercial Laws, Estate Laws, Wills


Address: 3 Church Street, #15-04 Samsung Hub, Singapore 049483

Contact Details: +65 6337 0469

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM

Google Reviews4.6/5
Facebook Reviews4.3/5
Trustburn Reviews4.7/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency4.7/5
Experience & Qualifications4.75/5
Approach to Cases5/5
Courtroom History4.5/5
Reasonable Rates5/5
Client Experience4.5/5


  • Provides free consultation
  • Offers legal assistance at the soonest possible time
  • 24/7 emergency hotline
  • Fees start with a fixed rate


  • Office closed on weekends

In terms of criminal charges and litigations, Gloria James-Civetta & Co (GCJ Law) is among the handful of law firms that we’re certain can provide you with prompt and urgent legal advice.

Helmed by its eponymous head lawyer Gloria James-Civetta, who has over 24 years of courtroom experience, GCJ Law’s team of 12 lawyers has extensive combined experience in representing high-profile and complex cases.

Whether you’re facing a minor offence or an intricate white-collar crime, you can put faith in GCJ Law’s courtroom experience to know what to do. 

Its expertise in criminal allegations also extends to blue-collar cases and juvenile offences, among many others.

What we commend highly about GCJ Law is its compassionate approach to cases. Its lawyers are always prepared to address your confusion, laymanising procedures for you and providing sound legal advice every step of the way.

As a matter of fact, its official website briefly explains the options you should take when faced with a criminal charge of any nature. This, on top of offering clients a free consultation, is what pushed it onto our list.

It also makes itself available online or on-site. Your free consultation can be done physically via dropping by its office or virtually via web consultation or phone call! 

For all that, it still names a fixed, initial rate for its service, so you’ll know upfront what you’re paying for.

Another thing about it is its urgency in representing its clients at the earliest possibility. It strives to put cases forward even at the initial stage of an investigation, thus it keeps its lines open 24/7 for emergencies, although its office is only open on weekdays.

As a bonus point, GCJ Law’s first solution is to evaluate if it can take Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) to avoid your case going to trial, and save you more time and money.

Thus far, most of the cases it handled had resulted in dropped charges, administered stern and/or conditional warnings, or compounded altogether.

4. Trident Law Corporation

Trident Law Corporation Homepage

Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Family Law, SME Practice, Wills, Estate & Trusts


Address: 1 Coleman St, #05-15 The Adelphi, Singapore 179803

Contact Details: +65 6836 1550 (09:00 AM to 06:00 PM), +65 8700 9933 (After-Office Hours)

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Google Reviews4.7/5
Data Gemba (SG) Reviews4.3/5
The Straits Times Review5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Experience & Qualifications5/5
Approach to Cases5/5
Courtroom History5/5
Reasonable Rates4/5
Client Experience5/5


  • Multi-awarded law firm
  • Proven high success rates in cases
  • 24/7 hotline
  • Transparent communication
  • Allows online consultation
  • Offers international assistance


  • Unclear case-by-case rates
  • Office closed on weekends

Like with the previous entries, Trident Law is a big name with a small team. With its 10 lawyers on board, it has benchmarked the way legal proceedings are handled.

Trident Law proudly calls its humble team “no ordinary lawyers”, and we’re inclined to agree!

It has championed a vast nature of cases — from landmark trials to minor offences — and has nabbed several “firsts” in the history of courtroom proceedings, including but not limited to acquittal from drug trafficking allegations via ingenious defence.

In fact, for two consecutive years, it has maintained its position as one of the leading criminal law firms in Singapore, as dubbed by The Straits Times.

Its many remarkable feats are hinged on three core values: tenacity, rigour, and ingenuity. 

You won’t find lawyers as scrupulous as its members anywhere else — not only do they  aim for mitigated sentences, they push past the limit and aim for acquittal!

Aside from the firm’s admirable work ethic, we also raise its merits for its global outlook and the fact that it extends its practices to international law. As such, Trident Law can and is willing to assist you anywhere you are in the world.

On top of that, it promises clear communication between its lawyers and clients all throughout the proceeding. It gives you all the updates you need regarding your case, whether they’re bad news or good news.

This transparent communication is a factor we highly recommend you consider when looking for a lawyer to represent you.

Courtroom proceedings are a stressor to your financial, emotional, and mental well-being, so it’s important to be absolutely certain of the consequences you can face and where your silver linings are.

So if you’re looking for a lawyer that can promise good things but have realistic solutions, Trident Law should be your first stop — if it’s within your budget, of course.

As it charges its clients on a case-by-case basis, it doesn’t list an estimate of its rates on its website. However, you can always consult the firm about its fees and procedures via appointment through its website or 24/7 hotline.

You can also drop by its headquarters from Monday to Friday. 

5. Grace Law LLC

Grace Law LLC Homepage

Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Family Law, Probate


Address: 151 Chin Swee Road, #13-15, Manhattan House, Singapore 169876

Contact Details: +65 6220 6364 

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Google Reviews5/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Total Reviews3.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Experience & Qualifications4.5/5
Approach to Cases5/5
Courtroom History4/5
Reasonable Rates4.5/5
Client Experience5/5


  • Caters to international clients
  • Offers free consultation
  • Quick guide to your rights accessible via its website


  • Closed on weekends
  • Shorter office hours in general

With its decade-long courtroom experience involving criminal offences, Grace Law LLC ticks several entries of what we consider to make a law firm recommendable. 

Above all else, it has established its efficiency in handling cases resulting in mere warnings or mitigated sentences, despite being a team of only three lawyers.

Headed by Advocate and Solicitor Grace Malathy Ponnusamy, Grace Law takes pride in a couple of awards to its name for its services.

A factor we believe is well-deserved, especially considering how Grace Law can extend its empathic services to a wide palette of demographic — from corporate directors to housewives, to students, and even international clients!

Grace Law makes itself available to everyone, not only with its impartial screening of cases but also with its affordable rates.

But don’t let those rates deceive you — despite having one of the most accessible costs in the market, Grace Law still makes sure to go above and beyond for its clients, especially for the underprivileged.

Aside from offering a free consultation, Grace Law puts up a guide to your basic rights on its website. Should you be faced with a criminal charge, you don’t have to panic — just check the firm’s website and see what you need to do!

As far as unique approaches go, we also have to give credit to Grace Law’s consequence-oriented solutions in dealing with most of its cases. It aims for minimal penalties in order to protect its client’s interests at all times.

If you think it’s best suited to handle your case, you’re welcome to drop by its office any day from Monday to Friday. We note that it has shorter office hours compared to other firms, though, on top of being closed over the weekend.

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