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Going to court

If you’ve experienced a crime, you might be asked to go to court to give evidence.

Attending court can be a daunting experience for anyone. There are lots of different roles in the court process and as a witness you will be asked questions about what you saw.

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    Before a trial

    What you need to know about before you go to court as a witness.

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    During a trial

    What you can expect during a court case if you're giving evidence as a witness.

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    After a trial

    What you can expect from the Witness Care Unit after you've given evidence at a trial.

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    Extra help in court

    If you're a vulnerable or intimidated witness, you can ask for special measures.

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    Sentencing

    Information and videos explaining how sentencing works.

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