Representing yourself

You can speak for yourself in court without a solicitor, lawyer or other legal professional.  If you are thinking about representing yourself because you can’t afford a lawyer, check if you can get legal aid.

Organisation Address: 23 - 25 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: (03) 6165 7136

Web Address: http://www.magistratescourt.tas.gov.au/going_to_court/self-representation

Link Owner: Magistrates court of Tasmania

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Checklist for representing yourself

Do you want to represent yourself?  Legal Aid or community legal services can provide some advice to assist you to make that decision.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: http://www.hobartlegal.org.au/tasmanian-law-handbook/courts-lawyers-and-law/self-representation/checklist-self-representation

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

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Plea of Guilty

Most charges are dealt with as a plea of guilty. This is where the defendant admits to the charge. Often this happens after negotiations with prosecution (normally through a lawyer). This may result in a more serious charge being dropped and replaced with a less serious charge.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/the-criminal-justice-system/appearing-in-court/plea-of-guilty/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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Legal Assistance

Many people who come into contact with the law will feel out of their depth. Lawyers are a means of contact with the law so that people can feel that they are not lost in the difficult language and complicated processes of the law. This is why lawyers have obligations on them to communicate with their clients – their special

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/the-criminal-justice-system/legal-assistance/legal-assistance-overview/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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