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Criminal legal assistance helps people who have been charged with a criminal offence to get legal advice and representation. 


In most cases, you will have to apply for criminal legal assistance through your solicitor. In some cases, though, it may automatically be available immediately without having to apply. This may be through the duty solicitor.

What follows on these pages is only a guide and does not cover every circumstance:


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Legal Aid News

19, Jan, 2018

VACANCY: Solicitors - Solicitor Contact Line (Edinburgh)

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12, Jan, 2018

VACANCY: Criminal Defence Solicitor - Dundee

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12, Jan, 2018

Glasgow City Council v SLAB judicial review case

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08, Jan, 2018

Police station arrangements from 25 January 2018

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