Witnesses, victims, & suspects
- Vidner, ofre ＆ sigtede
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
In some cases, a doctor may have to examine you. It is up to you whether to consent to an examination, but one is often necessary in order to secure evidence.
If you have experienced violence, you must go to the hospital casualty department immediately after the incident. At the hospital casualty department, you will be examined by a doctor who will describe your injuries.
The doctor's description of your injuries is required as evidence in a potential court case, or if you apply for compensation under the Victims Compensation Act.
If you have been sexually assaulted, a doctor may also need to examine you. The police will tell you if a medical examination is needed. If so, you will be examined at the hospital casualty department, the Centre for Victims of Rape, or the Centre for Victims of Sexual Abuse by people trained to examine victims of sexual abuse.
If a doctor has to examine a child, one of the parents must usually consent to the examination.