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Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by Nishianand » Fri, 15 Nov 2019 5:09 pm

Hi I was issued a stern warning after shoplifting a month back. I had an item with me by mistake after paying for other items but the security did not listen to me and called the police who after recording my statement in which I mentioned that the small item <60$ value was taken by me by mistake and I am ready to pay for it said that I will only be issued a stern warning with no charges and no arrests. But I need to sign the letter if I want to avoid prosecution - the letter was straightforward and said this is not a criminal record and does not affect your legal rights and liabilities. I was very scared at that time because I was on SVP and alone I had come to interview at that time. I have NEVER been in any run in with the law in any country and I am fairly well travelled. Now I have a great job offer in Singapore and my employer will start my EP process but now I am scared that it might be an adverse record which will ruin my chances. Also, is there a way that I can deny this stern warning now because now I feel like I should have taken legal advice before. Very confused. Any relevant response/sharing of personal story will be very helpful

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Re: Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 15 Nov 2019 5:45 pm

Looks like it was a warning and it wont affect your EP Application. Just my personal view and I may be wrong.

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Re: Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by prback » Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:11 pm

I know if someone in similar condition but has consistently got EP approved for the past many years. It surely does not effect the approval on your EP application. So just relax

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Re: Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by Nishianand » Sun, 17 Nov 2019 9:08 pm

Thank you guys for taking time to answer my question. It’s a huge relief to hear this.
Thank you so much

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Re: Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by Jenifer_37 » Mon, 06 Jul 2020 9:03 pm

Can you pls share more pls as my friend is also in same situation...how much time it took for you to get stern warning ? Like how much time it took to complete investigation by IO and issue you stern warning...thanks

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Re: Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 Jul 2020 9:27 pm

You friend is not in similar conditions to any of the others mentioned thus far. Your friend is on an Employment pass during an election year with foreigners being targetted AND in the middle of an Economic & Pandemic crisis here. I'd say your friend will be damned lucky to get off with a warning after 6 expats on EPs just had their passes revoked over close distancing rules. I think I'd be getting Plan B ready if I were in your friend's shoes.

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Re: Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by therat » Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:01 pm

Jenifer_37 wrote:
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 9:03 pm
Can you pls share more pls as my friend is also in same situation...how much time it took for you to get stern warning ? Like how much time it took to complete investigation by IO and issue you stern warning...thanks
actually, if you just want someone tell you , your "friend's husband" will be issue stern warning.
You can try HWZ - EDMW
You will get tone of response.

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Re: Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by Jenifer_37 » Tue, 07 Jul 2020 8:48 am

So you are saying law is different for foreigners amd citizens ? If some singaporean by mistake have done the same mistake you guys woukd have pounded on her like that ??? I thought everyone deserved a second chance irrespective of from where he/she belongs to as no one is perfect....May God bless you all

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Re: Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by therat » Tue, 07 Jul 2020 9:11 am

then in the first place. dont do it.

Be responsible on own action.
Dont cry father cry mother after get caught and ask for second chance

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Re: Chances of EP after Stern Warning

Post by PNGMK » Tue, 07 Jul 2020 9:16 am

Jenifer_37 wrote:
Tue, 07 Jul 2020 8:48 am
So you are saying law is different for foreigners amd citizens ? If some singaporean by mistake have done the same mistake you guys woukd have pounded on her like that ??? I thought everyone deserved a second chance irrespective of from where he/she belongs to as no one is perfect....May God bless you all
Singapore doesn't give many second chances. We are not the judge - Singapore is.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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