Criminal Pleadings: How the Courts Work

This course gives an insight of the need and procedure in a criminal trial. Along with the skills required for drafting criminal pleadings.

Criminal Pleadings: How the Courts Work

Course Description

This LawSkills course gives you a deeper understanding of the art of criminal pleadings. Apart from the conceptual clarity through theory, it focuses on the practical aspect required in the real world. Budding lawyers aspiring to work in criminal law will find it extremely useful to get hands-on on the skill.

Course Outcomes:
  • Understand the development, need and procedure to file a criminal pleading
  • Draft requisite applications, petitions, appeals, etc., in accordance with the applicable Court rules
  • Familiarise yourself with the language and procedures related to the various aspects of criminal law
Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Lawyers

  • Legal Advisors and Counsel

  • Law Students and Researchers

  • Other stakeholders interested in learning the procedure to file a criminal pleading in Court, in India

Access Timeframe

6 Months


There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Achievement

Format of Certification


Professional Association/Affiliation

LawSkills & Manupatra

Method of Obtaining Certification

Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate. Upon meeting these requirements, the certificate will be printable on demand.

Course Outline

  • Elements of crime
  • Types of criminal trial
  • Criminal trial procedure
  • Dishonor of cheques
  • Types of bails
  • Appeal, revision and review of bail
  • Revision petition
  • Miscellaneous application under CrPC
  • Statement of accused
  • Appeal and revision
  • The basics of motor vehicle act
  • Jurisdiction
  • Appeal, bail and revision petition against award


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