The impact of going to court is different for everyone. After court you may experience a range of feelings and emotions and this is very normal.
Depending on the court’s decision, a criminal court case can have a number of different outcomes, but whether or not the accused person is found guilty, you can still get information and support.
On this website you can learn about:
- the appeal process, where the decision or sentence may be reconsidered by the court
- what happens when an offender is in prison
- what happens when an offender is eligible for parole
- what happens if an offender is placed on the post sentence scheme.
Victims of violent crimes whose offenders are sent to prison, can apply to go on to the Victims Register and get information about the offender.