Implementation of Deferred Prosecution Agreements

29 Mar 2018 LegisWatch

The Criminal Justice Reform Act ("CJRA") was passed by Parliament on 19 March 2018 and encompasses a wide range of revisions to the existing laws under the Criminal Procedure Code. These reforms are a result of a thorough review of the criminal justice process and is part of the Government’s efforts towards achieving a progressive and updated criminal justice system.

The reforms are in relation to a wide range of issues, such as enhanced protection for sexual and child abuse victims, video recording of police interviews, expanding community sentences to cover a bigger range of offences and toughened bail criteria. In particular, the CJRA introduces the option of Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPA") to the investigations scene in Singapore.

This Update will focus on the DPA legislation and what it entails for companies who are subject to investigations by regulatory authorities in Singapore.


If you have any queries or would like to know more about how these changes may impact you, please contact:


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