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Please help. My son needs to go to court over a fraud charge next month. He needs to get legal aid and does quality. However, this was a work related matter whereby he did a cash refund but didn’t follow company policy and they did not follow any internal proceedure when and how can he apply for legal aid? And should he plead guilty to the charge ( which he acknowledged was an error) but doesn’t agree with the charge. What will happen if he has no lawyer to plead for him.? When does the court proceedure allow him to apply for legal aid. ? He was told he can only apply on the day he appears in court. Do they ask him to plead on the Same day or what is the procedure.

Laura

Category:  Criminal Law, Trial Matters

Region: South Africa, Gauteng