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. Plus, find out what happens after the verdict.
Scotland's criminal justice system
This guide explains how crimes are dealt with by the police and COPFS. Plus, find out what happens at court and after a criminal verdict.
Find out information about 'precognition', the interview with the Procurator Fiscal which happens before a case goes to court.
What you need to know if your case goes to court. View our guides for victims, witnesses, parents, carers and people accused of a crime.
After the verdict
Guides for victims, witnesses, accused and parents explaining what happens at the end of a court case. Includes return of property, bail and appeals.