Facing a Local Court Appearance?
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Local Court Appearance?
If you are facing a local court appearance, we can help.
WHAT DO I DO NOW?
We explain the process to you – what happens next, the choices or options available to you, what to expect on your journey through the local court system, the range of penalties you can reasonably expect. Decide if you want to make a free initial consultation.
We will discuss in detail the documents provided to you by the police, ask you about the allegations and then advise you on your options and the possible outcomes – what you might reasonably expect to happen.
Have this information ready for your consultation :
ALL THE PAPERWORK AND DOCUMENTATION YOU HAVE – that relates to the offence.
- Did the police give you a Court Attendance Notice?
- A Fact Sheet?
- Custody Management Report?
- Anything else?
- Is there a Penalty Infringement Notice?
- Did someone record the circumstances surrounding the offence?
- If you participated in a police interview (ERISP), and you have a copy, please have this ready too.
Have your diary ready and available dates, in case we need to make another appointment.
If you have some notes or any other information that relates to your involvement in the offence please bring them. We will be looking for ways to minimise your sentence, or decide if a not guilty plea is advisable.
This allows us to go to the police station and obtain the Police Facts, Court Attendance Notice and your prior criminal and traffic history, which we will have for the meeting.
Find the link on our page that is relevant to your offence and read a bit about it. Here is a link to the criminal offences for more information.