criminal

10Oct 2017

This week Legal Hero celebrates 3 years of offering our members a solution (quality legal cost insurance) to unaffordable legal fees. We thank each and every one of our loyal members and business partners, for allowing us the opportunity to add value to your financial and legal wellbeing. What a blessing it is to try hard, […]

23Jan 2017

“A child goes missing every five hours in South Africa, according to figures released by the South African Police Service Missing Persons Bureau for 2013.” Visit Missing Children South Africa to continue reading or to report a missing child ASAP. Kidnapping is where a person kidnaps a child or grownup, usually for ransom but not necessarily. In the case of S […]

16Jan 2017

In the spirit of #backtoschool2017, we have compiled an ABC guide to child MAINTENANCE. It’s important to know the basics in that child maintenance payments (or the lack thereof) acutely impact the life of a dependent/ vulnerable child. M: MEANS test = the person you are claiming from must be able to support the dependent […]

09Nov 2015

An arrest often happens when you least expect it. Sometimes, in less serious cases, you are granted Police Bail. This is when you may leave the Police Station’s holding cell, go home and then return for the Court appearance. However, sometimes what is required is a formal bail application in Court. This is when you […]

05Nov 2015

Our Hero of the Month Award goes to Warrant Officer Hlela based on his remarkable conviction rate! We applaud Warrant Officer Hlela’s bravery and dedication to the investigation that helped ensure the following convictions and sentences: 1. ACCUSED NO.1: 7 COUNTS OF RAPE: SENTENCE: 7X LIFE IMPRISONMENT; 2. ACCUSED NO.2: 5 COUNTS OF RAPE: SENTENCE: 5X […]

31Jul 2015

Happy Friday! Our days are even happier with this brave man keeping us safe. Constable Siboniso Tembe exhibited true bravery and dedication in a recent investigation into the murder of an elderly couple. He helped ensure the conviction of three men. It is truer than ever that not all heroes wear capes! In the photo […]

09Apr 2015

Sexual experimentation can become a legal problem…   Let’s say you catch your 13 year old daughter and her boyfriend (also 13) kissing in her room. Did you know that underage kissing, children 12 to 16 years, is a crime in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007? According to […]

26Mar 2015

Prince dreamed about becoming an Attorney. The Law Society, however, refused to register Prince as an Attorney due to his two previous convictions on the count of dagga possession. Prince took the Law Society to Court and based his arguments on the following: infringement of his right to freedom of religion as a Rastafarian, unfair […]

30Jan 2015

  Question received “The police came to my house and went through my things and looked under the carpet yesterday. I have nothing to hide so I let them come in but explain please how a police does get the right to come into my house? They found nothing and walked away.” Reply In order […]

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