Category: Legal Aid

Legal Aid

Criminal Legal Aid

If you plead not guilty to a summary criminal matter (i.e. a ‘complaint’ brought by the Procurator Fiscal) then you must apply for Summary Criminal Legal Aid (CRLA). This is both assessed upon an applicant’s financial means and in the interests of justice. There are a number of factors to be taken into account and one of […]

Criminal Legal Advice and Assistance

Criminal Legal Advice and Assistance is a form of Legal Aid that covers a variety of Criminal Law matters. Generally speaking, Advice and Assistance relates to the initial work that is carried out on your behalf, and generally involves work carried out outside of court. Whether or not you qualify for Criminal Advice and Assistance […]