Hot Off the Press — If You Can't Get Legal Aid for Your Criminal Trial

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 Note: The previous edition of this booklet is no longer current; please recycle.