Scotland's prosecution service

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is Scotland’s public prosecution service and death investigation authority.

  • Support and services

    Services for people involved in a criminal case or death investigation, including victim support, claiming expenses, and information for bereaved families.

  • The justice process

    Guidance about Scotland's criminal justice system and attending court as a victim, witness or when you have been accused of a crime.

  • About COPFS

    Information about our role as Scotland's prosecution service and death investigation authority. Plus, published reports and statistics, and job vacancies.

Find a local COPFS office

Find contact and address details for COPFS offices in Scotland.

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Pay a fine

Pay for speeding tickets and other fines at the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.

Go to SCTS website

Latest news

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Lord Advocate addresses Inspectorate report

The Lord Advocate has accepted a report into how domestic abuse is prosecuted, which has emphasised that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service must speed up the work it is doing to improve the service it gives to victims.  

17 Apr 2024

Report a crime

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999.

To report a crime, contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.