Communtity Law Manual | Criminal Courts | Legal aid: A lawyer for an ongoing case

Getting legal help: Legal aid and other help schemes

Legal aid: A lawyer for an ongoing case

Someone who has been charged with a serious offence and who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer to represent them in court may be able to apply for criminal legal aid (see the chapter “Legal aid”).

Criminal legal aid is financial help provided by the government to assist with the legal costs of some people who are charged with a crime, but who cannot afford to pay a lawyer.

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