Usually you’re not required to speak in court other than to say the words “guilty” or “not guilty” when charges are read to you.

The reason you have a lawyer is so that they can speak on your behalf, and say the things that need to be said to get you the best result. It is this careful skill in advocacy that you are paying for, so there’s no need to worry about having to talk.

If you need to give evidence about what happened, then we will give you that advice and prepare you thoroughly to ensure that everything goes smoothly when the time comes.