The court process varies and the reason why it varies is because each area of law has a specific ‘court process.’ The ‘Practice Note’ of every court Jurisdiction dictates to practitioners the process in which a matter is to proceed in Court and as such, legal practitioners are guided by the Practice note of every court. For example, in the area of ‘Criminal Law’, it is imperative to understand the court process which is involved with a Criminal law matter. This is because you need to consider the following:
- Will you be pleading not guilty?
- Will you be applying for bail?
- Is your matter an EAGP matter?
The court process can even include responding to an appeal against a sentence (or sometimes in an appeal against a verdict).
In the state of New South Wales and this is specifically with respect to Criminal Law, the Court hierarchy consists of: Local (& Children’s) Court, then the District Court and then the Supreme Court. It should be noted that Supreme Court decision can be appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeal and if unsuccessful at the Court of Criminal Appeal, it can also be appealed to the High Court of Australia provided you have sought special leave from the High Court of Australia.
It is very important that you speak with a lawyer so that you can get the appropriate legal advice which you require prior to going to court.
Our team of experienced solicitors are there for you and can help you answer all your questions, so be sure to contact Nicopoulos Sabbagh Lawyers.
*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 5th July 2022.
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