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Minor offences

Frequently asked questions related to Summary offences:

It is up to you whether you would like a lawyer to represent you in court, or whether you would like to represent yourself. If you are unfamiliar with the court system, or are facing serious charges, then we would recommend contacting a lawyer to explain your situation and receive advice as to whether representation is recommended.

This will depend on the type of offence and the severity.

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