If you witnessed a crime you may be asked to give evidence in court. You will be told when and where you have to go to court.
If the case goes to in the County or Supreme courts you will usually have to give evidence at something called a in the Magistrates’ Court first. A committal hearing is when a decides whether there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial. If the case goes to trial, you may have to give evidence again.
When you give evidence, you will be asked to tell the court what happened to you. You may be asked questions by a:
In some cases, victims may be able to give their evidence from a location outside the courtroom through closed circuit television. If you feel nervous about giving evidence, ask the prosecutor about this option.
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Reviewed 10 May 2022