Guilty (Yolngu Matha)

This audio explains the word guilty in Yolngu Matha. Click here for more recordings like this.


When a person is guilty, it means that a judge or jury decided that he broke the law.

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A DVO can give different kinds of rules the defendant must follow Don’t hurt the protected person Don’t threaten or swear at the protected person Don’t see or talk to the protected person Don’t drink alcohol or be drunk around the protected...

Should I say I am guilty or not guilty?

There are three reasons you might say not guilty: You didn’t do what the police say you did. You had a proper reason for breaking the law, like self-defence. You want the police to bring evidence to court to prove that you broke the law.

How long will court take?

Most people have to come back to court a few times before their court case is finished. Some court cases can take up to 2 years.
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