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First appearance

This LawFacts information sheet answers questions about what happens when you have been charged with a criminal offence and you are attending your first court date. Some of the questions are:

  • What should I bring to my first appearance date?
  • Who is the Crown?
  • What should I do when my name is called in court?
  • Will I get more disclosure after my first appearance date?
  • What happens when I am released by the police or get out on bail?
  • How do I know where and when to go to court for my first appearance?
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