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A range of articles, videos and case examples to guide you through the experience of working with a lawyer or going to court for the first time.

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What is a Court Attendance Notice (CAN)?

What is a Court Attendance Notice (CAN)?

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A Court Attendance Notice (CAN) is the form used by police and other prosecuting authorities to commence criminal or traffic proceedings against a person. It is a formal notice requiring the person to attend court to answer the charges against them.

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Can you plead guilty and not be convicted?

Can you plead guilty and not be convicted?

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The NSW system of sentencing for criminal and traffic offences provides the Courts with a discretion to deal with criminal and traffic offenders without recording a conviction against them.

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Does pleading guilty reduce your sentence?

Does pleading guilty reduce your sentence?

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A plea of guilty will reduce your sentence - the extent of this reduction will usually depend on a number of factors, the most important of which being at what point in the proceedings you entered your plea of guilty.

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What is a Court Attendance Notice (CAN)?

What is a Court Attendance Notice (CAN)?

Article

A Court Attendance Notice (CAN) is the form used by police and other prosecuting authorities to commence criminal or traffic proceedings against a person. It is a formal notice requiring the person to attend court to answer the charges against them.

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What happens if I miss my court date?

What happens if I miss my court date?

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If you have missed your court date, it is very important you contact the court registry to find out what has happened with your matter.

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Should I represent myself in court?

Should I represent myself in court?

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If you wish to be placed in the best possible position with regard to your matter, you should engage a criminal defence lawyer.

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Should I plead guilty or not guilty?

Should I plead guilty or not guilty?

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The decision to plead guilty or not guilty will generally be an easy one for most people charged with a criminal or traffic offence.

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Is it compulsory to attend court if charged?

Is it compulsory to attend court if charged?

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Generally, if you have been charged with an offence, you will have to appear before the court at some stage, whether or not you are represented by a lawyer.

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Does pleading guilty reduce your sentence?

Does pleading guilty reduce your sentence?

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A plea of guilty will reduce your sentence - the extent of this reduction will usually depend on a number of factors, the most important of which being at what point in the proceedings you entered your plea of guilty.

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First Offender Case Study – Aggravated Cruelty to an Animal

First Offender Case Study – Aggravated Cruelty to an Animal

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First Offender Case Study – Non-conviction bond for supply of MDMA at a music festival

First Offender Case Study – Non-conviction bond for supply of MDMA at a music festival

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First Offender Case Study – Non-Conviction Order with 17 demerit points

First Offender Case Study – Non-Conviction Order with 17 demerit points

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First Offender Case Study – Possession of Cocaine

First Offender Case Study – Possession of Cocaine

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First Offender Case Study – Drive with high range prescribed concentration of alcohol

First Offender Case Study – Drive with high range prescribed concentration of alcohol

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Will I go to jail for a first offence - Article

What are the penalties for drug possession in NSW? - Article

Is a drink driving charge listed on a criminal record? - Article

Will a criminal record show up on a working with children check? - Article