Police Investigation

After a crime is reported to police, they investigate it. Find out more about what happens in an investigation.

Charges laid

When police investigate a crime, they will decide on whether there is enough evidence to lay charges against an accused person.

Going to court

After the police have investigated the crime and laid charges, a prosecutor will present the case in court against the accused person.

You can find out more about what you need to do if you are going to court as a witness. 


After court

Depending on the court’s decision, a criminal court case can have a number of different outcomes.

Whether or not the accused person is found guilty, you can still get information and support.