The court process
Court cases can be long and complicated. They're not like on TV. A lot of people are involved, and language can be unfamiliar. You can talk to your court victim advisor or the police officer in charge of your case about anything you're unsure about.
You can expect to be treated with respect by the police, prosecutors and court staff. They should do what they can to maximise your safety in court.
This section explains what happens when you go to court. There is information about:
- how the criminal justice system works
- a victim’s involvement in the court process
- what to expect if you are called as a witness and have to give evidence
- understanding the court’s decision
You can also watch the video for an overview of going to court.