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Police, crime and court

This page has links to websites, fact sheets, guides, and videos that explain the law about police, crime, and court in the Northern Territory. You can request a copy of these by calling 1800 019 343 or filling in our publications order form.

For more information or legal advice, cal the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343.




LawInfo NT


LawInfoNT is a website with plain language information about the law. You can read, watch, listen to, or look at information; get information in different languages; and find a legal service near you.

Click here for information about court (this link will open a new website).








The NT Law Handbook

The NT Law Handbook is a practical guide to legal issues that affect people living in the Northern Territory. It includes information on the legal system, marriage, children, credit and debt, criminal proceedings, discrimination, young people, social security, health, and much more.

Click here to access the NT Law Handbook (this link will open a new website)




Fact sheets


Guide to writing a reference

This fact sheet explains how to write a reference for use in a criminal court matter. Read more…



Worried about warrants?

This fact sheet explains what a warrant is and where to get help with warrants. Read more…









Going to court

A guide to criminal matters in the local court. Please note: some information in this guide has changed since its publication. For more information, please contact the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343. Click here to download Going to court (.pdf 1mb).




Cop this!

A general guide to your rights when dealing with the police in the NT. Click here to download Cop this! (.pdf 1mb).

You can watch the Cop this! video here and see the education kit here





Drink driving

A guide to representing yourself when you are pleading guilty at the local court for a drink driving offence. Click here to read Drink driving.









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