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Defending Yourself Against a Criminal Charge

Defending Yourself Against a Criminal Charge

If you are charged with a criminal offence and you cannot afford a lawyer or get legal aid, you may have to defend yourself. Learn your rights and what’s involved.

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People's Law School
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March 2018 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
charged with a crime, defending yourself, pleading not guilty, criminal trial, no-evidence motion, presenting your case in court, sentences, Dial-A-Law