Guilty pleas and informing clients of non-court consequences

Guilty pleas and informing clients of non-court consequences

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

In addition to court penalties, demerit points and licence restrictions, clients who are pleading guilty to offences must be made aware of other potential consequences. A conviction, or a finding of guilt, may affect their future employment, their ability to obtain certain licences or even the option to remain in Australia.

Our new fact sheet, Pleading guilty – advising adult clients about non-court consequences, contains a non-exhaustive list of possible matters that may need to be discussed with a client before they plead guilty to offences.

To download this free fact sheet, see the Criminal law resources page on our website.

More information

For more information, contact Professional Support Lawyer Criminal Law Jennifer Schubert via email: Jennifer.schubert@vla.vic.gov.au.