Answer in Law for izzati aina #227970
There are Non Seizable and Seizable Offences in criminal cases. Explain the differences
between them and provide the example of the offences.
Non seizable offences are offences that are punishable with a fine only.
If you are suspected of an offence which is punishable with a fine only that is, a non-seizable offence, the police cannot arrest you without a warrant. Non-seizable offences are usually crimes that carry a punishment less than 3 years. An example of such a crime would be assault under Section 357 of the Penal Code, which carries a punishment of up to 1 year imprisonment.
On the other hand, a seizable offence is an offence in which a police officer ordinarily arrests without a warrant according to the third column of the first schedule of the CPC. These are offences punishable with death or offences punishable with imprisonment for three years and above.