​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 |

Checklist: Your submissions ​

Checklist icon You can print this checklist. It may help you to remember what to tell the magistrate in your submissions.

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

For sample submissions, see Sample submissions to court - Pleading guilty.

Circumstances of the offence​​

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Date & time of offence

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Where the offence took place

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What happened

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What traffic conditions were like (for traffic offences)

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Other relevant issues (for example any medical or personal problem that affected your ability to make a proper judgment)

Education history​​

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Secondary school (name of high school you attended and what year you finished)

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Tertiary school (name of TAFE, University or college you attended and what you completed)

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Training or education that you are currently completing (name of course, name of TAFE, University, college or training provider providing the training or course and how long until you complete the course or training)

Employment history

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Present employment (start date, length of time in job and brief job description)

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Past employment (start and finish date and brief job description)

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Prospects of future employment (name of employer and start date)

Financial Status

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Income

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Outgoings

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Assets

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Liabilities

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Ability to pay any fine ordered by the court

Family Background

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Whether you are single, married, de facto, separated and whether you have any dependent children

Criminal history and driving history (where relevant)


Criminal history (any offences that you have been convicted of by a court)

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Driving 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 received a traffic fine

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Why 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)

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What hardship (problems) may be caused by a 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