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 Can I get legal aid? (animated video) Can I get legal aid? (animated video)

Do you have questions about grants of legal aid? Watch our new animated video to find out more.

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A guide to bail A guide to bail

This publication explains what bail is, how bail is determined and different types of bail conditions.

A guide to indictable appeals A guide to indictable appeals

This brochure provide information about indictable appeals process and how to apply for legal aid.

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A guide to indictable appeals factsheet A guide to indictable appeals factsheet

This printable pdf factsheet provides information about the indictable appeals process and how to apply for legal aid. To order the printed brochure with the same information, go to https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/order-a-publication

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Act proven but not criminally responsible - Easy Read Act proven but not criminally responsible - Easy Read

This A4 size easy read resource explains what happens after court if court says you committed a serious crime but you are not criminally responsible because of your mental illness or cognitive impairment. The Mental Health Advocacy Service can help.

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Appealing to the District Court Appealing to the District Court

Information about how to appeal if you have attended a Local or Children’s Court and are not happy about the decision that the court has made. *Prisoners Legal Service

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Are you applying for an AVO? Information for persons in need of protection. Are you applying for an AVO? Information for persons in need of protection.

Courts can make orders to protect you from a person who has been violent towards you. This brochure explains how you can get an order and what happens in court.

Are you on parole or an intensive correction order? Are you on parole or an intensive correction order?

Legal Aid NSW are part of a new trial service. We want to help people who are on parole or intensive correction orders (ICOs) stay in the community and avoid having their orders revoked by the State Parole Authority.

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Are you serving a sentence for a Commonwealth offence? A guide to parole. Are you serving a sentence for a Commonwealth offence? A guide to parole.

Commonwealth parole is different to State parole. This brochure outlines what to do if you get a letter from the Attorney General's department about your parole. Includes information in Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Arabic. *Prisoners Legal Service

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Best for kids video - I know my rights I think Best for kids video - I know my rights I think

Sometimes getting into trouble can be easy. But getting out of trouble, well that's a bit more challenging. You might get into trouble with the police. What you do each step of the way can make all the difference to how things go down. Watch Cody and Sean's story to find out more.

Burn: a short film and study guide Burn: a short film and study guide

BURN is a short film for young people about criminal law and group offending. The study guide explores the themes, characters and legal concepts in BURN.

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Character references Character references

This pamphlet explains how character references can help you if you are going to court.

Child protection register Child protection register

This factsheet will help you understand: • The Child Protection Register (the Register) and • Child Protection Prohibition Orders (‘CPPO’)

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Child Protection Register - Easy Read Child Protection Register - Easy Read

This Easy Read booklet explains the Child Protection Register and Child Protection Prohibition Orders.

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Drink driving charges and you Drink driving charges and you

What to do if you are pleading guilty to a drink driving charge or have received a penalty notice for drink driving.

Drugs, driving and you Drugs, driving and you

What to do if: ■ You have received a penalty notice and 3 month licence suspension for a drug related driving offence ■ You are pleading guilty in the Local Court to a drug related driving offence

Get Court Smart Get Court Smart

This pocket book tells young people how things work in the Children's Court, what they can expect and gives tips on how to prepare for court in NSW.

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Going to court: guide to the Local Court for defendants Going to court: guide to the Local Court for defendants

This booklet explains what to do if you have received a Court Attendance Notice for a criminal offence and have to go to a NSW Local Court.

Got an ADVO? How to stick to your order (animated video) Got an ADVO? How to stick to your order (animated video)

This animated video provide information for people who have an apprehended domestic violence order against them. It explains what an ADVO is, common ADVO conditions, and tips on how to stick to your order.

Got an AVO? How to stick to your order Got an AVO? How to stick to your order

This booklet is for people who have an apprehended violence order against them and explains what an AVO is, common AVO conditions and tips on how to stick to your order.

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Have you been charged with a domestic violence offence? Have you been charged with a domestic violence offence?

This brochure provides information for defendants who have been charged with a domestic violence offence, and what happens at court.

Have you been charged with a serious offence? Have you been charged with a serious offence?

In 2018 the court procedure for serious criminal offences in NSW changed. This brochure explains what will happen if you are charged with a serious criminal offence on or after 30 April 2018. *Prisoners Legal Service

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Have you breached your parole, home detention or intensive correction order? Have you breached your parole, home detention or intensive correction order?

This brochure outlines what happens if you breach parole, home detention or intensive correction order. *Prisoners Legal Service

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I am in prison on remand I am in prison on remand

If you have been charged with a a crime and the court has ordered that you be kept in prison until your court hearing Legal Aid NSW can help you. *Prisoners Legal Service

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In prison and had your visa cancelled? In prison and had your visa cancelled?

This brochure is for prisoners who are either Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens and explains what you need to do if you get a letter from the Department of Immigration telling you that your visa has been cancelled. *Prisoners Legal Service

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Is someone asking the court to make an AVO against you? Information for defendants Is someone asking the court to make an AVO against you? Information for defendants

Courts can issue an order against you if another person claims you have been violent towards them. This brochure explains when the court can make an order and what happens next.

Police Interview Police Interview

A Police interview is a broad term used for whenever the Police question you about a crime.

Police powers Police powers

Police have a lot of powers to help them carry out their work. Most of these powers are set out in legislation. The following information may help you to understand these powers and what rights and responsibilities you have in different situations about arrest, searching people and their property, public disorder, move along directions, detention of intoxicated persons, seizing goods and more.

Police Powers - Book 1: Questions - Easy Read Police Powers - Book 1: Questions - Easy Read

There are 4 books in the Easy English Police Powers series. Book 1: Questions is about your rights when the police want to ask you questions

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Police Powers - Book 2: Searches - Easy Read Police Powers - Book 2: Searches - Easy Read

There are 4 books in the Easy English Police Powers series. Book 2: Searches is about your rights when the police want to search you

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Police Powers - Book 3: Arrest on the street - Easy Read Police Powers - Book 3: Arrest on the street - Easy Read

There are 4 books in the Easy English Police Powers series. Book 3: Arrest on the street is about your rights if you are arrested on the street.

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Police Powers - Book 4: Arrest at the Police Station - Easy Read Police Powers - Book 4: Arrest at the Police Station - Easy Read

There are 4 books in the Easy English Police Powers series available from Legal Aid NSW. Book 4 Arrest at the Police Station is about your rights if you are arrested and interviewed at a police station

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Prisoners Legal Service Prisoners Legal Service

This brochure explains how this Legal Aid NSW service can help people in gaol.

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Reviewing Local Court decisions Reviewing Local Court decisions

This guide explains what to do if you missed your court date in the Local Court and how to apply for an annulment.

Subpoena Survival Guide - What to do when a court wants confidential client information in NSW. Subpoena Survival Guide - What to do when a court wants confidential client information in NSW.

This guide is for people working in a health or welfare role in NSW who keep confidential client records. This guide has a focus on the Sexual Assault Communications Privilege but also covers other protections relevant to subpoenas.

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Supreme Court bail Supreme Court bail

Being on bail means you are not in gaol as you wait for your case to come on. This brochure explains when you can get bail and the things you should know before you apply to the Supreme Court for bail. *Prisoners Legal Service

The Children's Court The Children's Court

If you are charged with an offence which occurred while you were under 18, you go to the Children's Court. This applies for any offence (except for some traffic matters), so long as you are charged before you turn 21, and the offence is alleged to have been committed while you were under 18.

Their privacy is your priority Their privacy is your priority

General information for health and community sector workers about the Sexual Assault Communications Privilege. This brochure will help you protect the confidentiality of therapeutic records of sexual assault victims. Includes tips on responding to subpoenas.

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What is a limiting term? - Easy Read What is a limiting term? - Easy Read

This A4 booklet explains what your options are if you have committed a serious crime and you have a cognitive impairment or mental illness. The Mental Health Advocacy Service can help.

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What is a Section 14? - Easy Read What is a Section 14? - Easy Read

This Easy Read resource explains what to do if you have a cognitive disability and the police have charged you with a crime.

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Who’s who in court? A3 poster Who’s who in court? A3 poster

This is a diagram poster showing who is who in court and explains everybody’s role. It also tells you what will happen on the day you go to court.

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Work and Development Orders - Can't pay your fines? (WDO Generic poster) Work and Development Orders - Can't pay your fines? (WDO Generic poster)

This resource is for organisations and health practitioners that sponsor Work and Development Orders assisting clients to clear fines debt.

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Work and Development Orders: Can't pay your fines? (WDO) Work and Development Orders: Can't pay your fines? (WDO)

Information about Work and Development orders for people who cant pay their fines, including eligibility, activities and how to get a WDO.

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