According to latest NCRB data, Crime in India is growing at a rate of 3% and a total of 50.7 Lakh crimes were registered in India. A substantial part of all court proceedings in our country takes place in the Criminal Law domain. The number of lawyers in our courts still remains stagnant. It is imperative for each lawyer to have complete knowledge of the criminal justice system and have impeccable drafting skills. Knowhow and competence in drafting increase job prospects and litigation success exponentially. We believe that a drafting-centric masterclass on criminal law will benefit you by increasing your knowledge and enabling you to build your career. It is important to learn the foundational principles, basic concepts, the working of court machinery as well as the drafting process involved in order to have a comprehensive understanding of this subject. This course aims to provide a complete overview of the criminal justice system in India to develop a budding lawyer into a capable litigant.
- Understanding basic introductory aspects of Criminal Law in India.
- The procedural and drafting requirements to constitute a case through a private complaint before the magistrate.
- To have the capacity to draft a proper Bail Application as well as an Anticipatory Bail Application before the court and have absolute knowledge of each aspect involved.
- The ability to draft an appeal, an application under Section 482, a revisional application, a reference application and an application for review; to have acknowledgement of the theoretical difference between these remedies.
- The foundational knowledge to draft a criminal writ, an application for maintenance and a complaint for dishonour of cheque before the courts.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL
- Law Students aspiring to practice in High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
- Law Students who want to practice as Government Advocates.
- Law Students who want to make a career as a criminal lawyer or litigant.
- Students preparing for clerkship in the Supreme Court.
- Students who are preparing for the Judiciary Exam and aspire to be judges one day.
ADD ON BENEFITS:
- A certificate of completion, which increases your job prospects and the value of your CV.
- Draft formats of the legal documents taught in this course.
- Practice hypothetical questions which can be evaluated and graded by our LedXperts.
Registration Fees- RS. 499/-
Dates- April 28th – May 2nd
- Classification of Offences under CrPC – https://indianlegalsolution.com/classification-of-offences-under-crpc/
- Hierarchy of Criminal Courts and Jurisdiction – https://www.legalserviceindia.com/legal/article-5099-hierarchy-of-criminal-courts-and-their-jurisdiction.html
- Basics of FIR – https://blog.ipleaders.in/first-information-report-everything-important-you-should-know-about/
- Enquiry and Trial by Magistrates (Maharashtra Courts Reference) – https://court.mah.nic.in/courtweb/criminal/pdf/chapter3.pdf
- Drafting, Pleading- Course Material, Faculty of Law, DU http://lawfaculty.du.ac.in/files/course_material/Old_Course_Material/LB%20502%20Drafting,%20Pleadings,%20Full%20Material%20.pdf
- Snowwhite’s Criminal Practical Legal Drafts 8th Edition (2022)
- Lectures 36
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 9
- Assessments Yes
Module 1 (Introduction)
- Introduction:- Fundamentals of the Criminal Procedure Code
- Classification of Offences:- Cognizable & non-cognizable
- Classification of Offences:- Bailable & non-bailable
- Classification of Offences:- Summons & warrants cases
- Categories of Criminal Courts:- Categories of Criminal Courts
- Categories of Criminal Courts:- Hierarchy of Criminal Courts
- Categories of Criminal Courts:- Jurisdiction of Hierarchy
Modules 2 (Committal of Case)
- A) FIR:- Ingredients of an FIR
- A) FIR:- Importance of an FIR
- B) Private Complaint:- Format and Drafting of a Private Complaint to be submitted to the Magistrate
- B) Private Complaint:- Format and Drafting of an application to withdraw the private complaint before the Magistrate.
- B) Private Complaint:- Pre- Cognigance, Cognigance of offence, Investigation and final report
- Private Complaint:- Draft of FIR and Complaint Content of final report points to ponder while drafting a criminal complaint
Module 3 (Bail)
- What is the procedure to apply for Bail?
- When does an accused need to apply for Bail?
- How to draft a Bail Application?
- Conditions which fulfil a successful Bail application.
- What makes a Bail application comprehensive?
- Difference between Anticipatory Bail and Regular Bail.
- How to draft an Anticipatory Bail application?
- Difference in drafting styles when applying for Bail in Bailable offences v. Non-Bailable offences.
- Conditions to be fulfilled before applying for Anticipatory Bail.
Module 4 (Appeal, Revision, Review & Reference)
- Appeal, Revision & Reference::- Hierarchy of appellate courts and their powers
- Appeal, Revision & Reference::- The right to appeal: constitutional and statutory bases
- Appeal, Revision & Reference::- Types of appeal: by the State, victims, and accused persons
- Appeal, Revision & Reference::- Reference: nature and purpose
- Appeal, Revision & Reference::- Revision: nature, ambit, and features that distinguish it from appeal
- Appeal, Revision & Reference::- Inherent powers of the High Court: Sec. 482, CrPC 1973
- Criminal appeals and Special Leave petition ( criminal) before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
Module 5 (Drafting)
- Drafting:- Drafting of an Appeal, format and the key aspects to consider
- Drafting:- Drafting an application under Section 482 before the High Court
- Drafting:- Drafting of a Revisional application before the court and its format
- Drafting:- Drafting an application for review before the court and its format
- Drafting:- Drafting of a Reference application before the court and its format
- Format and Drafting:- Complaint under section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for dishonour of cheque.
- Format and Drafting:- Application under section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1972 for maintenance of wives, children and parents.