If you've been affected by crime, you have a right to be kept informed about the charges laid against the accused person. The police will either contact you by phone or mail to tell you if the accused person has been charged, and what the charges are.

Not all investigations result in charges being laid. When this happens, the police will explain why. For example, there may have been a lack of evidence or the accused person cannot be found.

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If you're worried that the accused person may threaten or harm you or your family if they are released on bail, talk to the police investigator as soon as possible.