The firm defends clients put on criminal trials in the High Court and a cross-section of Magistrates’ Courts within Kampala. The firm’s attorneys also consider, on a case by case basis, upcountry representations. The firm’s attorneys have represented clients charged at the nation’s anti-corruption court with remarkable success for its clients.
The firm’s attorneys have also handled appeals in the nation’s appellate courts for accused persons convicted by the High Court with considerable success. The firm is equipped with highly motivated and skilled criminal law Attorneys.
The Criminal Law Practice Division represents persons charged with criminal offences across all jurisdictional levels from the Youth Court, Magistrates Court, District and Supreme Courts through to the Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court of Australia.
The service extends from representation at police interview (through the after hours custody answering service), to advice and representation through committal, trial, sentencing, appeals before the courts and appearances before the Parole Board. The Commission’s criminal lawyers represent approximately 30% of all legal aid clients charged with criminal offences. The remaining clients are represented by private lawyers under a grant of legal aid. Legal aid is not normally available for minor offences where there is no risk of imprisonment.