Your day in court

Your day in court

January 2020
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About this booklet

This free booklet is for anyone who has to go to the Magistrates’ Court because they have been charged with a criminal offence. It has information about:

  • the criminal court system
  • finding a lawyer
  • what you should do once you have been charged
  • what happens at court
  • what happens if you plead guilty or not guilty
  • what to say to the magistrate
  • what happens after court
  • where to get help.

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