The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have an impact on the Scottish criminal justice system. COPFS is working closely with justice partners and with Scottish Government on measures which will support the fair and effective administration of justice whilst respecting the public health guidance which has been issued.
All court buildings are open for criminal trials to take place. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) continues with safety measures to protect court users.
Information for victims and witnesses
If you have a witness citation you should come to court unless you have been expressly told by us not to do so.
If you have COVID-19, or are self-isolating, please contact our Enquiry Point.
We recognise that the pandemic has caused delays in the criminal justice system and we are doing all that we can to ensure that cases can be heard as soon as possible.
We will keep you updated on the progress of your case. If you have a specific query around your case and we will help you. You can contact our Enquiry Point. Witnesses in cases covered by our Victim Information and Advice (VIA) Service should contact the VIA officer assigned to your case.
You can find further information about the support you can get on our Support and services pages.
Information for accused persons
Contact your solicitor with any questions about attending court.
If you are due to attend court and don’t have a solicitor acting for you and are self-isolating or showing any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact the relevant court.
Information for persons wishing to pay a Fiscal Fine
Public counters will be open from 25 April 2022. Visit the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service website for information on how to pay a fine online, in person, by post or by phone.
Information for solicitors
If you are a solicitor who would like to discuss plea resolution, please use the contact details below:
Grampian, Highlands and Islands
Tayside, Central and Fife
South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway
Lothian and Borders
- Glasgow Plea Hotline: 0141 420 7001 (9.30am to 1pm)