Brief info

As a criminal lawyer, Javern Sim has been described by his clients as “sharp”, “meticulous”, “compassionate” and “willing to go the extra mile” for his clients.


Javern holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (in Law) from the Singapore Management University and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University.


Given his professional training as a chartered accountant, Javern has a special interest in white collar crimes including criminal breach of trust and cheating cases.He has also represented many clients facing blue collar charges.Contact Javern now at +65 9833 0314 or email him at

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

4The “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 

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