What Should You Do If You Are Charged With A Criminal Offence?
Published on 25th August, 2016 by Desmond Ong
You should engage a Criminal Defence lawyer if you are charged with a criminal offence.
If your finances are an obstacle to you hiring a Criminal Defence lawyer on your own, you should apply to the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme to see if you qualify for legal aid.
A Criminal Defence lawyer will be able to advise you on whether the elements of the criminal offence that you are charged with are made out.
A Criminal Defence lawyer will also be able to advise you on the steps that you can take early in the court process to help mitigate the charge you are facing. Such steps include making full restitution for any property that you might have taken or destroyed, or paying for the medical fees of any person that you might have hurt.