Guidance

Going to court (leaflet for young people)

'You have to go to court - What do you do'? gives young people and carers guidance on getting a solicitor, attending court and what happens if you’re charged.

Documents

You have to go to court - What do you do? (English)

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You have to go to court - What do you do? (Arabic)

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You have to go to court - What do you do? (Bengali)

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You have to go to court - What do you do? (Gujarati)

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You have to go to court - What do you do? (Simplified Chinese)

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You have to go to court - What do you do? (Traditional Chinese)

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You have to go to court - What do you do? (Polish)

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You have to go to court - What do you do? (Punjabi)

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You have to go to court - What do you do? (Somali)

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Details

This leaflet is for young people who are going to court and their parents or carers. It explains:

  • when a parent or carer must go to court with you
  • what could happen if you miss court
  • why you should get a solicitor to represent you
  • what being on bail means
  • when to ask for help

Get legal advice and find out if you can get legal aid.

This leaflet is also available in:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Gujarati
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Somali
  • Simplified Chinese
Published 1 June 2009