I was arrested for gbv and was released ...

Asked by Anonymous on 05-10-2021 19:54:28
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Northern Cape

I was arrested for gbv and was released on bail assisted by an attorney only for the bail application. Thereafter I have in court twice. I have only been warned to apoear. No other questions or directives have been given to me. I was without legal representation on these occasions. Yesterday the investigating officer came to my housr to telk me that I must go with them for a psych evalutation tomorrow. Is this legal as this is the first I hear of this. Should the magistrate nit have informormed me. If I refuse what could happen to my bail and the consequences of the refusal..

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