Going to court - crime
Going to court for a criminal charge
Information about going to court if you are charged with a criminal offence. It explains what to say in court and how to address the magistrate.
Information for people pleading guilty to an offence at court. It explains what to expect at court and guidance about what to say.
Preparing to plead not guilty
Information for people pleading not guilty to an offence in court. It gives information about preparing for your hearing and what to expect on the day.
Possible outcomes for criminal offences
Information about possible outcomes if you have to go to court for a criminal offence
Your day in court – a guide for people going to the Magistrates’ Court for minor criminal offences
A guide for people charged with a criminal offence about going to the Magistrates' Court. Includes information about getting a lawyer, pleading guilty or not guilty, speaking to the magistrate, what happens after the hearing, and where to get help.
Want to speak with someone about going to court? Victoria Legal Aid: 1300 792 387