The Defence Brief

If you need support with paying for legal advice, you could be in a position to get legal help. Legal aid for both Commonwealth and state matters is mostly delivered via state and territory legal help commissions (LACs), which are independent statutory agencies established under state and territory legislation. Legal help in Australia was discussed in the case of Dietrich v The Queen (1992) 10 It was discovered that even though there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most situations a judge must grant any request for an adjournment or remain when an accused is unrepresented.

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