Some Notable Cases
1. The Love Potion Case:
A technical support officer in a polytechnic wanted to get the attention of a lecturer and “spiked” her water with a “love potion”. He was charged with acting negligently so as to endanger life. While he could have been jailed for up to 3 months, Javern mitigated and the client was given a fine.
See: “Man fined for poisoning colleague’s drink with ‘love potion’”, Channel News Asia
“Ngee Ann Poly Officer fined after pouring ‘love potion’ in colleague’s drink”, The New Paper
“Man who put ‘love potion’ in woman’s drink fined $1.5k”, AsiaOne
2. The Upskirt Case:
A former senior bank executive was found guilty of insulting the modesty of a woman at Marina Boulevard. He could have been sentenced to 1 year’s jail and a fine. In the end, he was given a fine.
See: “Former bank executive fined $6,000 for filming upskirt video at Marina Bay Link Mall”, The Straits Times
3. The Sexual Assault Case:
A father was charged with sexually assaulting his biological daughter. He was convicted and could have been jailed for up to 20 years. The High Court Judge gave him a sentence of 12 years.
PP v AUB, Singapore Law Watch
4. The “Casino” Case:
The client was charged under the Casino Control Act and the National Registration Act. He was given a fine originally. Upon appeal, the fine he paid was refunded and he was ordered to undergo 12 months of mandatory treatment.
See: Karthigeyan M Kailasam v Public Prosecutor, Singapore Law Watch