I have been accused of an offence and must appear in Court – what should I do?
If you have been charged by the Police, under certain circumstances you may be given an opportunity by the Procurator Fiscal (PF) to avoid prosecution and/or avoid attending Court and you may think that getting legal representation is not necessary. But if you are ordered to attend Court you should get yourself a solicitor/lawyer who will give you advice and represent you at the Court hearing. They will also help you apply for Legal Aid if you cannot afford legal fees.
A list of local solicitors can be found in the area phone book or be obtained from the Clerk to the Court.
Even if you have not found yourself a legal representative you must attend Court on the day and time that you have been told.