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If you're enrolled to vote, you can be asked to serve on a jury once every 2 years.
When you’re arrested, you have the right to get legal help before you say or do anything. You don’t have to make a statement, but you do have to tell the police some basic information about yourself.
If you can’t afford to pay for a lawyer, you can apply for legal aid.
If you're asked to give evidence in court, you’ll have to swear to tell the truth and answer any questions the judge says you have to answer.
You’ll first appear to enter a plea. If you plead not guilty, you’ll appear again at a later date. If you plead guilty, you’ll either be sentenced immediately or appear later for sentencing.
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