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Representing Yourself in a Criminal Trial

Representing Yourself in a Criminal Trial

The booklet explains what happens when an accused person wants to plead not guilty to a summary offence. It’s designed to guide a self-represented person through the basic steps in the court process both before and at a trial.

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Legal Aid BC
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last reviewed
April 2022 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
self-help & forms
charged with a crime, summary offence, first appearance in court, pleading not guilty, trial, defending yourself, presenting your case in court, Legal Aid BC, self-help, criminal court, pleading guilty, pleading not guilty