‘What’s next?’ – A Guide to the Post-Charge Legal Process

So you were arrested for protesting and the authorities have decided to charge you with an offence: what happens next?

Being prosecuted can be a confusing and intimidating experience. This guide sets out what you can expect at each stage in this process and how you can put yourself in the strongest possible position as a (potential) defendant.

We will cover:

  1. Legal Representation
  2. The Prosecution Process
  3. Possible Outcomes
  4. Potential Sentences
  5. FAQs