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Sentencing, orders and appeals    


This section has information about the way cases are finalised in the NSW Local Court.

Criminal cases in the NSW Local Court are heard by a magistrate, who determines the sentence or orders. Find out more about what happens at the end of a criminal case.

Civil cases can be finalised by agreement of both parties before they reach a hearing or they can be finalised by a magistrate. When they are finalised by the magistrate, he or she will make orders. Find out more about what happens at the end of a civil case.


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Before starting any court proceedings you should check which court or tribunal is right for your matter. Call LawAccess NSW for help.

LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in New South Wales.

Visit www.lawaccess.justice.nsw.gov.au

The Representing yourself section of the LawAccess website can help you if you have a legal problem in New South Wales. Representing yourself explains legal procedures and forms for court and tribunal cases. It provides:

  • step by step guides to starting and running your case
  • instructions for filling out court forms
  • checklists and frequently asked questions
  • information on alternatives to court
  • contacts for further information and advice

 

 

 

 

 

 

​The information on this site is a guide only and is not legal advice - see disclaimer.