Court proceedings

There are two main ways of being brought to court after having committed an offence:

  • being held in police cells and produced for court on the next available day
  • being released by the police and bailed to appear in court on a certain day. (If a young person does not attend court when they have been bailed to do so, it is also an offence with which they can be charged, so it is important to go to court when you are told to.)

Please use the page tabs above to find out more about court procedures.