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Best Criminal Lawyers in Hyderabad Criminal Lawyers in Hyderabad G.M.Rao Advocate is one of the Best, leading and top rated criminal lawyer in Hyderabad Telangana India. Since 2016, G.M.Rao has been ranked as one of the top Three Best Rated® criminal defence lawyers, and for the eighth consecutive year 2024. Over time he built a reputation for imparting: validated research-oriented approach for defending legal problems/ disputes, dedicated to providing clients with excellent, powerful and efficient defence/ representation with passion,in the interest of justice. He is also famous & reputed for his honesty, commitment and passion for law.

We deal with:

Cr. Complaint
Domestic Violence
498a & Dowry

Criminal Laws

Indian criminal laws are divided into three major acts i.e. Indian Penal Code, 1860,[1] Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973,[2] and Indian Evidence Act, 1872.[3] Besides these major acts, special Criminal Laws are also passed by the Indian Parliament, i.e., NDPS, Prevention of Corruption Act, Food Adulteration Act, Dowry Prohibition Act, the Defence of India Act, etc. thousands of minor laws are made in India.

I. Indian Penal Code (1860)

The Indian Penal Code, formulated by the British during the British Raj in 1860, forms the backbone of criminal law in India. Jury trials were abolished by the government in 1960 on the grounds they would be susceptible to media and public influence. This decision was based on an 8-1 acquittal of Kawas Nanavati in K. M. Nanavati vs. State of Maharashtra, which was overturned by higher courts.

The Indian Penal Code was passed under the chairmanship of Lord Macaulay and was enforced in 1862, Lord Macaulay issued clarification for the people of India for implementation of this Code, because people were of the view that rule of Capital Punishment will be misused against them. Further more people were against foreign rule on Indian people.

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is the main document that governs all criminal acts and the punishments they ought to be charged with. The objective of enacting the IPC was to provide a general and exhaustive penal code for crime in India. However, there are several other penal statutes that govern various other offences in addition to the IPC. In animal law, a notable such statute is the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals Act. In order to be held liable under the IPC, the accused must possess both men's rea (guilty mind) and actus reas (guilty act).

The IPC extends to the whole of India. Punishments under the IPC can be extended both to offences committed within India as well as offences committed beyond, but which by law may be tried, within India. The provisions of IPC apply also to any offence committed by any citizen of India in any place without and beyond India and by any person on any ship or aircraft registered in India wherever it may be.

II. Criminal Procedure Code (1974)

The Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) is a procedural law that states how the police machinery is to function as far as investigation and procedure is to be followed by courts during investigation and trial. The CrPC classifies criminal offences into several categories such as bailable, non-bailable, cognizable and non-cognizable offences. The procedural treatment of different offences is different. The various steps at the time to filing a complaint such as filing a First Information Report (FIR), gathering evidence and initiating an enquiry are all governed by the CrPC. The CrPC further lays down classes of criminal courts.

III. The Indian Evidence Act 1872

The Indian Evidence Act,[1] originally passed in India by the Imperial Legislative Council in 1872, during the British Raj, contains a set of rules and allied issues governing the admissibility of evidence in the Indian courts of law.

The enactment and adoption of the Indian Evidence Act was a path-breaking judicial measure introduced in India, which changed the entire system of concepts pertaining to the admissibility of evidence in the Indian courts of law. Until then, the rules of evidence were based on the traditional legal systems of different social groups and communities of India and were different for different people depending on caste, community, faith and social position. The Indian Evidence Act introduced a standard set of law applicable to all Indians.

The Indian Evidence Act, identified as Act no. 1 of 1872,[2] and called the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, has eleven chapters and 167 sections and came into force 1 September 1872. At that time, India was a part of the British Empire. Over a period of more than 125 years since its enactment, the Indian Evidence Act has basically retained its original form except for certain amendments from time to time.

“PERSON IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY” We defend/ protect our client’s rights, No matter where they have been arrested or accused of criminal activity. Our objective is to protect our client’s rights from the beginning of the investigation which can be invaluable in shaping the course of outcome.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THEN CURE”. Our ultimate goal is to prevent charges from being filed. If charges are filed then our ultimate goal is to dismiss or to investigate all the evidence in the case and put together a solid defence that will win the best possible outcome or reduce the effect on our client. We are determined to support our clients in every possible way and will work hard to protect our client's rights under the laws of the Constitution of India. :

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