After the police have investigated the crime and laid charges, a prosecutor will present the case in court against the accused person.
If you are a witness in the case, it is important to understand what will happen and what you need to do. This website explains:
Find out how to get information about court cases in Victoria.
As a victim of crime, you may be called upon to be a witness in court.
The court the case will go to depends on the type of crime that was committed and the age of the accused person.
If you are a witness in the court case, you need to get ready for court.
What to do when you have to give evidence at court.
Telling the court about how the crime has affected you.
At the end of a court case, important decisions are made about the verdict and any penalties.
If you have been affected by a crime, you may be able to apply for financial assistance or seek compensation from the offender.
A service to help children and young people who are witnesses at court.
Free legal advice and support for victims of crime getting financial assistance or compensation, protecting counselling and health information, and reporting to police.
Updated 21 November 2023