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VIC Legal Aid Victoria Refused - Community Correction Order Breaches and Facing Jail?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Lisa4444, 4 July 2015.

  1. Lisa4444

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    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    When Legal Aid refused to represent you, did they provide you with other legal representation options?
    If not, give them a call and ask them to provide you with a list of places you can call.

    Secondly, you have the right to a fair trial and generally this includes the right of legal representation, particularly where penalties include imprisonment. So you can apply for an adjournment if your hearing is coming up and you haven't been able to secure representation yet.
     
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    No they didn't. And even if it get adjourned again financially how if I'm going to be in the same boat :(
     
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    Are the traffic offences something you can be imprisoned for ?

    From memory, my cco says that i cant commit further offences that i can be imprisoned for.
    ie, i drove while licence was suspended due to infringment act ( sherriff suspension ) and maximum sentence is 10 penalty units. i plead guilty but it didnt affect further offences part of my cco so it isn't a breech.

    Community legal drop in services might be able to help, and i think that the duty lawyer at court still is required to assist even when you arent eligible for legal aid.
     

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