Interactive decision tree
Please use our interactive tool to understand more about the criminal and civil justice systems and how the two systems can interact. It outlines the main steps, and has been specifically created with the individuals and smaller business victim in mind.
Please carefully read about the main differences between the criminal and civil justice systems before using the decision tree.
Criminal: public prosecution
Verdict: Not guilty
In the event of an acquittal you will be informed by the Witness Care Unit.
If there is an acquittal, you may still be able to bring civil proceedings.