If you are charged with an offence and go to court, the just will ask you whether you agree with the charge(s) or not. the answer you give is called a plea. There are two basic types of plea: guilty and not guilty. If you agree with the charge, and that you broke the...
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.
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.
If you plead guilty, the judge will usually decide your punishment (sentence) on the same day.