Key provisions:

  • The Bill provides for the prevention of offenses against advocates, such as assault, grievous hurt, criminal force and criminal intimidation, along with damage or loss to their property.
  • The objective of the Bill is to prohibit increasing “violence” and “false implications” against advocates in the state.
  • The Act also deems these offenses as cognizable, indicating that arrests can be made without a warrant. 

Police protection:

  • The Bill aims to provide police protection to an advocate, based on a report made to the police, for the commission of offenses against him.
  • However, protection can only be given if the police deem it fit, and in a manner as prescribed in the rules.
  • The Rajasthan Advocates Protection Bill, 2023, extends to advocates in the State of Rajasthan.


  • Punishment ranges from fines to imprisonment or both depending on the degree of offenses committed.
  • Every offence punishable under this Act shall be compoundable by the aggrieved person with the permission of the Court.
  • Compoundable offenses are those which can be conciliated by the parties under dispute, without requiring the permission of the court.
  • Provisions for compensation and damages
  • The Bill seeks to provide compensation to advocates.
  • The offender shall also be liable to pay for the loss or damage caused to an advocate’s property, as may be determined by the court.
  • The offender will also be liable to reimburse the medical expenses incurred by an advocate.

Prosecution of the advocates:

  • The Bill provides for the prosecution of advocates themselves if a report of cognizable offense is received from their client or opposing client against an act done by the advocate, during the discharge of their professional duties.
  • The complaint may be registered only after an inquiry has been conducted by a police officer.
  • If an advocate misuses the provisions of this Act or uses them for malicious purposes or makes a false complaint under the Act, they can face imprisonment for up to 3 years, with or without a fine.


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