If and when people find themselves having to face into a court appearance it can seem daunting. The court system is complex and can be intimidating. Every person appearing in court should always seek legal advice.
At O’Dwyer LLP we advise and represent clients who have to appear accused of a crime before the criminal courts, or who have committed a legal wrong, or have a wrong committed against them in the civil courts. We provide legal representation nationwide to those in need of help.
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All Court Summonses begin in the District Court
The summons is the document that brings a person to Court.
It explains the allegation.
It explains the Court date and venue.
You must turn up in Court
When you are told to go to court, you must go.
You are allowed to challenge the allegation.
You must be given the evidence that supports the allegation Statements/Disclosure.
You must decide if you accept (guilty) or reject (not guilty) the allegation.
You can only decide when you know the case against you.
You can call you own witnesses.
You do not have to be your own witness unless you wish.
You have to decide what you want.
If you are wrong the Judge will likely agree.