Filing a Form 32

Once you and your lawyer have read the brief and discussed it, your lawyer will prepare and file a form 32 (this used to be known as a form 10A).

A form 32 tells the Court what is happening with your case.

If the case is being contested your lawyer will file a “Form 32” before the committal mention. That form tells the prosecutors what witnesses you want to call at the actual committal (another hearing in this process). You can also ask for other documents/evidence to be provided on the Form 32 as well.

If the case is being dealt with as a plea of guilty, you still have to file a form 32 explaining that, and the basis on which the plea of guilty is being made.

There are time limits for filing a Form 32 and it is very important to comply with the timelines.