Infographic: What to Do Before Your First Appearance at Criminal Court

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)

This infographic by the Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) may be relevant for settlement staff who may have clients who need to appear in criminal court. It explains what to expect at one's first appearance in criminal court. There is both an infographic and text version of the information.

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Topics covered are:

  • What is first appearance?
  • Things to consider before your first appearance.
  • When to see duty counsel?
  • What happens during first appearance?