Criminal matters

Kindly attach the following to your Legal Aid application:
  • A complete and up to date charge sheet of the court proceedings
  • A copy of the applicants identification documents where applicable
  • A copy of the applicants’ latest payslip and or a bank statement of the past or last three months (if employed or self-employed).
When completing paragraph 14 of the application form, please include the following:
  • A short explanation as to why applicant wants Legal Aid
  • Whether applicant is in custody or not
  • Whether bail has been refused or granted
  • The applicants’ plea to the charge(s)
  • Next court date(s), and contact details, preferably cell phone number