Do I need a solicitor for a Magistrates Court trial?

Is hiring a solicitor for my magistrates court case the best decision, or is there a better way? Most people would love to have an experienced criminal barrister with them for their magistrates court case. The problem is that we hear stories of burned out barristers...

What happens after you plead Guilty: Mitigating your sentence

How do you know if you should say anything after you’ve pleaded Guilty? Many self-represented people who plead Guilty in the Magistrates Court don’t know how to mitigate. Because they don’t know what to say, the get harsher sentences than they probably...