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If you have received paperwork telling you to attend court (such as a summons or a written charge and requisition) or if you have been charged with an offence, don’t put off acting upon it. Similarly, if you have been found guilty or received a harsh sentence and want to appeal, now is the time to take some positive action. It’s common for all of us to ignore things we don’t like, but the legal system is full of procedural time limits and requirements. Be warned, putting it off could seriously damage your chances of success and, in some circumstances, failure to attend court when required can lead to arrest and loss of liberty. The fact that you are here means you have already started on that important journey.