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Criminal Law

Criminal Law

In Cameroon, the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code are the main legislations  governing criminal actions of its citizens. Criminal law involves a system of legal rules designed to keep the public safe and deter wrongful conduct. Those who violate the law face incarceration, fines and other penalties. Cameroon has a well-defined and structured Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code. Though the aim of these Codes are to prosecute and punishment defaulters, it is important to note here that the Codes are not too strict. In fact the way the laws have been drafted is so encouraging bearing in mind that everybody is susceptible to committing crimes.

The harmonization of the criminal procedure code in Cameroon has gone a long way to facilitate and improve the criminal justice in Cameroon. In this light, the accused individuals will require the assistance of an attorney.
Specific crimes and the consequences for violating them are found in a penal code.
Law enforcement officers have the responsibility to investigate alleged crimes. Procedural rule in place to ensure police officers respect the constitutional rights of the citizens they investigate. When a defense attorney challenges the legality of a criminal prosecution, most time the dispute is a result of procedural violations by the police.
Each stage of a criminal prosecution presents traps to accused persons who are not familiar with the court system. TAMFU & Co. Law Firm has intelligent and experienced lawyers you need and who are readily available to diligently protect your interest.

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