Legal Aid

Early Guilty Plea Scheme

PUBLISHED August 2, 2012

02 August 2012

Update provided by office of the Senior Presiding Judge

The office of the Senior Presiding Judge has provided an Update for defence practitioners on the implementation of the Early Guilty Plea Scheme.

The update explains how the scheme operates and outlines the expected benefits for defendants, victims and witnesses.

You can read the update by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page.

The Scheme will be in place at all Crown Court centres by Spring 2013 with the majority of Crown Court centres operating the Scheme by December 2012.

Your questions

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