If you have been charged with a traffic A criminal act prohibited by state or commonwealth criminal law. An offence is either a summary offence (minor) or an indictable offence (serious). that is to be heard in the Magistrates’ An independent body that hears legal claims brought by parties and decides between them. Serious cases are heard by a judge and jury, or just a judge. Less-serious cases are heard by a magistrate., you have a number of options about your appearance in court:
1 You can represent yourself. However, this can be difficult for people with no legal experience. (See Chapter 2.3: Representing yourself in court.)
2 You can pay a lawyer to represent you in court. This can be expensive (e.g. over $1000 a day).
3 While legal aid is not generally available for traffic offences, a A lawyer who provides free assistance at court to a person who has been charged with a criminal offence and has not yet had any legal advice. at court may be able to provide free legal advice and representation on the day of the court The time and place at which a court or tribunal hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision..
4 You can use Robot Lawyers Australia (see below). However, this technology is in its infancy and should be approached with caution.