For people who can't afford a lawyer

Legal Aid Services give legal aid funding for people who cannot afford to pay for their own lawyer and who are eligible for legal aid.

To apply for legal aid you must fill in an application form.

For criminal legal aid, Legal Aid Services will provide you with a lawyer for less serious offences (offences with a possible sentence of less than 10 years), however for more serious charges you can choose your lawyer. If you want to discuss your case with a  lawyer you can contact us.

Find out if you can get legal aid and how to apply on the Ministry of Justice website(external link)

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