A Magistrate's Complaint can be filed for offences that are punishable by up to 3 years’ imprisonment or a fine, or both.
Some examples include:
If you are unsure of the punishment for the offence, refer to the statute in which the offence is defined. (Statutes are available at Singapore Statutes Online.)
Note: You should first make a police report. If your case is not being pursued by the police, you may choose to file a Magistrate's Complaint.
Take this pre-filing assessment, which offers guidance on general requirements for filing a Magistrate's Complaint, including the eligible offences, as well as the potential remedies offered.
The victim of the alleged offence should file the Magistrate's Complaint.
For individuals under 21 years old, their parent or guardian should file on their behalf.