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
Defence counsel expenses
If you are convicted, you are usually required to pay all the costs of the case. You can read about case costs here. The costs of the case will primarily comprise your defence counsel expenses (the fee).
If you had an appointed defence counsel, the state will initially pay the defence counsel fee. However, the state will subsequently recover the amount from you. The fee for the appointed defence counsel is normally calculated on the basis of fixed rates.
If you had a privately retained defence counsel, you must pay the defence counsel directly. The fee amount depends on the agreement you made with your defence counsel. Read about privately retained defence counsels.
If you are acquitted, you are not required to pay the costs of your appointed defence counsel. The state will pay the costs. However, the general rule is that you have to pay a privately retained defence counsel yourself – even if you are acquitted. In some situations, the court may decide, however, that you will not have to pay (all) the costs of your privately retained defence counsel if you are acquitted.