Charge: Drug Dealing and Manufacturing. Which textbooks on South African law, can a detainee study in order to prepare for his upcoming trial. He has been given 'HIS FILE' by the Attorney and told to read it. Which is the best way forward for him to educate himself on the regional court processes, etc. His attorney has not visited with him to advise nor prep him for the trial.
He was previously charged but not convicted of drug possession. An Affidavit was written by another person owning up to owning the equipment found on the premises at the time of the arrest. Some cellphone records may indicate that dealing may have occurred. Has been in custody for a number of months.
Plea Bargain to the drug possession and use charge? Or go forward with the trial. the affidavit has not been presented to the court yet.
Province: Cape Town
Internet searches on said topic of Drug Dealing and Manufacturing Charges and past cases in the South African courts.
Hi There - I would look at 3 resources - the criminal procedure act, Snyman - criminal law and Burchell - criminal law - those are probably your best bet. Good Luck - if you are a relative or friend of the accused - please feel free to use this answer - NO CHARGE!
Hi. Many many thanks for a prompt response. Do any of these books make reference to related /similiar/same cases previously tried in the South African court? Does it help a layman investigate similiar cases to add value to study towards his own trial. Many thanks for the advise on the resources as a no charge. Regards. M
They might talk about some of the cases if the principles are of interest but you wont find a kind of step by step process? Maybe the best way is to ask for help at one of the law library's they have online resources where you can do searches and it will list relevant cases and articles. Im not sure - you can also go and see someone at one of the University Law Cl
inics in your area - they will help you do research. Good Luck!
Hi..I worry a little about the information you impart when you say 'Im not sure....'. thanks for directing me to some resources. Regards M.
All areas of commercial and contract Law - specialist in property advice.
The reason I say I'm not sure is because I don't know the specific facts relating to your specific case. The facts may be exactly the same as another reported case they may not be. Thats the only part I'm not sure about - the rest of the info you can rely on. I hope this helps you. Good Luck
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