I've been charged for property damage and have been summoned to appear in a Magistrates court. The allegation against me says that I called out this person from their home. I went to their car with a cordless grinder and I put a cut into the quarter panel about 15cm long. All done in full view of the owner who says he was right behind me or 15 meters away, depending on which statement you read. He goes on to say that I jumped into my car and drove forward but then reversed my car towards him. With a piece of wood, he smashed one of my tail lights. I gave a no comment interrogation. The best piece of evidence they have is a picture of my car showing a broken taillight. It was taken without my knowledge 2 days after the alleged event while it was parked at my house. They also have fragments of broken tail light. To me, this alone isn't enough evidence to say that I did it beyond any reasonable doubt. Or is it? Anyway, he did smash my taillight the week before. I bought a taillight several days before the date of the allegation and have an invoice to prove it. However, when I got home and opened the box, I saw it was the wrong tail light. I wasn't able to exchange it till the following week which is why cops were able to take that picture of my car. Anyway, that's the main part of it. I can't afford a lawyer and am forced to represent myself. Is there any help people can give me apart from speaking to Legal Aid? They just seem to give me the run around without any definite answers to anything.