If you have received a summons to be in court to either be a witness in a court case or even if you have been accused of a crime you did not commit, it is vital that you immediately seek legal advice. Either way, if the summons is a surprise to you, it would mean that the crime you are being accused of committing is not too much of a big one because in cases when you have committed a big crime, you would expect a summons to come through to you instead of it being a surprise.
Seek legal help
Depending on the crime that you have been accused of, you will need to immediately seek legal help by hiring a lawyer to back you up or to give you advice on how to act and what to do. If the action you have been accused of is somewhat of a criminal offense, then you would need to seek out a criminal lawyer to help you and defend you. He will need to act on your behalf at all times and it is vital that you do not attempt to fight your own case no matter how small the offense you are being accused of and no matter how much you know that you are right and innocent. This is one of the biggest mistakes that people make and it gets them into a lot of trouble.
If you are being accused of something small like a traffic violation, you would need to hire a traffic lawyers Sydney to defend you. In cases like this, it is important that you do not assume you are completely innocent as you may have committed a small violation without even your knowledge in which case the best course of action is to ask for proof and if proof is provided, to fight for the minimum punishment such as a small fine as it was done without your knowledge.
It is important for you to keep in mind that many people see an opportunity to sue someone as an opportunity to get a big payout and become rich. As such, the person that is suing you could be trying to accuse you of a crime far greater than the minor offense that you have actually committed in order to get a bigger payout. Make sure that your lawyer knows all of the details of the situation as he will be able to fight your case to get you cleared or given the minimum charge possible.