Victoria Legal Aid

Your day in court

Published 2020-01-15

About this booklet

This free booklet has information about going to the Magistrates’ Court if you have been charged with a criminal offence. It has information about:

  • the criminal court system
  • finding a lawyer
  • what you should do once you have been charged
  • what happens at court
  • what happens if you plead guilty or not guilty
  • what to say to the magistrate
  • what happens after court
  • where to get help.
Order free copies of this resource
Some of our publications have limits on how many copies you can order. If you need more copies, email or phone (03) 9269 0234 and ask for the Community Legal Education team.

Reviewed 12 July 2023