Criminal Offence Price Laywers Perth

Hearing Notice or Summons

Generally, you will be notified of the details of your offence and court date by being served with a Hearing Notice or a Summons. The Hearing Notice is used for less serious offences and will usually give you the option of not attending court if you intend on pleading guilty. If you choose not to attend court, the matter will be dealt with in your absence and you will subsequently be notified of the outcome.

Preparing for Court

The Summons is used for more serious offences and will require you to attend court. It is important to note that if you do not attend court on the date and time specified a warrant may be issued for your arrest. At this stage it is important to understand what you have been charged with and the possible legal options you may have. In our experience getting legal advice at this time is critical to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your matter.

Attending Court

When you attend court, you can choose to either represent yourself or have a lawyer represent you. If you are representing yourself, arrive on time and make sure you notify the court that you have arrived and will be representing yourself. When your matter is called, you should move to the bar table at the front of the court room and remaining standing while the magistrate is talking to you. Attending court can be a daunting prospect. We recommend getting in contact with us and seeing how we can best represent you and guide you through the process.

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