Witnesses, victims, & suspects
- Witnesses, victims, & suspects
The criminal justice process
- Witnesses and victims
- Dem møder du i retten
- Se retslokalet indefra
Are you a victim of crime?
General information for victims
- Reporting the crime
- The police interview
- Medical examination
- Contact person
- Legal advocate
- About giving evidence in court
- Witness compensation
- What if I get sick or am prevented from coming to the court hearing?
- Can I avoid giving evidence as a witness?
- Can I be anonymous when giving evidence as a witness?
- Can I be shown special consideration when I appear in court as a witness?
- When the case is closed
- Participation in victim-offender mediation
- Have you been a victim of violence or a similar crime?
- Have you been a victim of psychological violence?
- Have you been sexually assaulted?
- Have you experienced theft or a similar crime?
- Have you been victimised, harassed, or stalked?
- Are you a relative of a victim?
- Are you closely related to a child who has been sexually assaulted?
- Are you under the age of 18 and victim of sexual assault?
- Are you a victim of crime abroad?
- Ofte stillede spørgsmål fra ofre
- Til professionelle
- General information for victims
- Have you witnessed a crime?
Are you provisionally charged in a criminal case?
- Provisional charge, arrest, and custody
- The police interview
- The defence counsel
- Ofte stillede spørgsmål fra sigtede
- Help and guidance
Can I be anonymous when giving evidence as a witness?
It is normally not possible to give evidence anonymously when you are examined in court. In special situations, however, the court may decide to withhold your name and address from the defendant, for example.
If you think the defendant should not be given this information, you must contact the court or the person who summoned you for the court hearing.
In some situations, the court may also decide that the defendant cannot be present in the courtroom while you give evidence. In that case, the defendant will either sit in another room where he or she can hear your testimony, or your statement will be read aloud to the defendant when you have finished testifying.
Click here to read more about the special measures that may be taken when you give evidence in court