Criminal & Misconduct
In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is under investigation for an alleged breach of the law or domestic misconduct within an organization that may attract disciplinary consequences, our attorneys will do their utmost to ensure that your rights are firmly defended within the law. We have a strong record of excellence in the field of criminal litigation and employment law and will ensure that you can benefit from our experience as prosecutors in the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Securities Commission Malaysia, as well as counsel in private practice, trained in some of the most reputable law firms in the country. As a mark of our practice, we seek to put forward the best defence available to you in the most effective and ethical manner. Under our adversarial system of law, our duty as defence counsel is to ensure that due process is observed. We will vigorously and honourably challenge the case of the prosecution and implore the Court so that justice is not done but seen to be done. Similarly in an inquiry or before a hearing on misconduct, if the rules of the relevant tribunal permit us to represent you, we will put forward a strong case on your behalf to ensure that due process is observed.
In advising and representing you, we also draw upon the experience and expertise of our partners in other fields to give you that edge when you are at the receiving end of the law. We illuminate your case with the assistance from experts in various fields which may include obtaining input from private investigators and investigative auditors to clarify the lingering doubts. As your strong shoulder in a criminal case, we will lead and strategize the defence, bringing together all the elements and expert views with succinct analysis. In our philosophy, you are entitled to nothing less than the best defence.
In our portfolio of cases, we have had exposure to the following types of criminal cases:
- White-collar / commercial crimes – particularly securities offences, corporate offences (criminal breach of trust) and cases under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.
- General crimes – including homicide of all types, firearms offences, arson and others.
- Offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 – including offences under the laws regulating the control of poisons, pharmaceutical products, food quality regulations and others.
- Agency-specific offences – Including all laws enforced by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, the Department of Environment Malaysia, the Forestry Department, the Home Affairs Ministry and others.
The founding partners of the Chambers of Arik & Kamal are experienced defence attorneys and former prosecutors. They are well-versed with criminal law, the law of evidence in courts, the procedure in the trial and appellate process, and promise to give you the best defence available in law. We are armed with the resources to empower you or your loved one in the time of peril. If you find your case at a dead end, we also provide a completion and appeals service to help bring out the strongest points of your defence.