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
The defence counsel
If the police have provisionally charged you with a crime, you have a right to a defence counsel. A defence counsel is a lawyer who helps you during the criminal case.
The defence counsel's job is to be your adviser during the case. The defence counsel does not have to be objective, and his or her job is solely to safeguard your interests. This applies during the investigation of the case, for example, if you are interviewed by the police, as well as during the court hearings in the case.
The defence counsel will also be able to visit you in prison (prison visits) and discuss the case with you if you are in custody. Read more about custody.
On the following pages, you can read more about your options when choosing a defence counsel and about the role of the defence counsel during the criminal case.
You can also read more about your options for getting another defence counsel during a criminal case.