​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

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Checklist: Submissions

 Icon - checklistYou can print this checklist. It may help you to remember what to tell the magistrate in your submissions.

Icon - alertThis checklist is not legal advice. Not all of the actions or directions in the checklist will apply to your case.

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​​​​Circumstances of the offence

Checkbox icon Date & time of offence.
Checkbox icon Where the offence took place.
Checkbox icon What happened.
Checkbox icon What traffic conditions were like (for traffic offences).
Checkbox icon Other relevant issues (for example any medical or personal problem that affected your ability to make a proper judgment).

Education history

Checkbox icon Secondary school (name of high school you attended and what year you finished).
Checkbox icon Tertiary education (name of TAFE, University or college you attended and course you completed).
Checkbox icon Training or education that you are currently completing (name of course, name of TAFE, University or college or training provider providing the training or course, and how you long until you complete the course of training).

Employment history

Checkbox icon Present employment (start date, length of time in job, and brief job description).
Checkbox icon Past employment (start and finish date, and brief job description).
Checkbox icon Prospects of future employment (name of comployer and start date).

Family background

Checkbox iconWhether you are single, married, de facto, separated and whether you have any dependent children.

Financial status

Checkbox iconIncome.
Checkbox iconOutgoings.
Checkbox iconAssets.
Checkbox iconLiabilities.
Checkbox iconAbility to pay any fine ordered by the court.

Criminal history and driving history (where relevant)

Checkbox iconCriminal history (any offences that you have been convicted of by a court).
Checkbox iconDriving history (how long you have held your licence, the number of offences you have had during this time, whether your licence has been suspended or disqualified before).

Need for licence - if you have been charged with a driving offence

Checkbox iconWhy you need your licence (if you drive as part of your job, if you drive your children to school or childcare, or you are a carer for someone with a disability and having a licence is essential).
Checkbox iconWhat hardship (problems) may be caused by licence disqualification or suspension.

Character

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Community involvement.

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Volunteer work.

Remorse

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How you feel about the offence (for example, you are sorry you committed the offence).

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Your understanding of the seriousness of the offence.

Orders sought

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 What orders you would like the court to make.

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What orders you don't want the court to make.