If You Can’t Get Legal Aid for Your Criminal Trial has been revised and reprinted. (This publication was previously called If You Can’t Get a Lawyer for Your Criminal Trial.) This booklet is for people who face serious and complex criminal charges but have been denied legal aid and they can’t afford a lawyer. This booklet explains how to make a Rowbotham application — how to ask the judge to stay your charges until the government gives you funding for a lawyer. The booklet explains what you have to prove, how to prepare for court, and what happens in court. It has the forms you need to make a Rowbotham application and includes instructions on how to complete them.
Note: The previous edition of this booklet is no longer current; please recycle.