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