I'v been charged with damaging property. I cannot afford a lawyer and I have the evidence that renders the allegation false. I need to represent myself. It's the only way. Prosecution have to prove it beyond any reasonable doubt. They can't. First question is, do the cops have to provide me with all the evidence and their case against me? They can't spring new evidence I don't know about true? Apart from that I'd like to know how the court operates. I go in, plea no guilty then it's adjourned, I think,, but what about on the day the prosecution opens with their charge and statement? Then what? Do I make my statement? When does my evidence get presented? When do witnesses get questioned? Sorry about not being specific about the case but it's more a question of the order in which things are done in a magistrate court of Victoria for an indictable offence. Is their footage of real court hearings I can access?Or even transcripts of cases? Any info would be great.