1. Basic Legal Knowledge

  2. Procedures during criminal hearings

  3. Juvenile Court

  4. Arresting procedure, my rights and obligations

  5. Free or subsidized legal assistance

  6. Protection for victims

  7. Punishment and sentencing options

  8. Criminal records and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Ordinance

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The RHO and Community Service Orders

A Community Service Order requiring the performance of a specified number of hours of unpaid work as recompense for committing a criminal offence made under the Community Service Orders Ordinance (Cap. 378) is not a prison sentence. A community service order can become spent three years after the conviction. Once spent, the order need not be revealed except in situations covered by section 4 of the RHO concerning applications for positions specified in that section.

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