You have suffered a crime and were injured (aggrieved person), or you have witnessed a crime without being affected yourself (witness). In both cases, you have rights and obligations which you should know.
This menu item includes explanations and notes on
- Reporting a crime:
This menu item includes information on reporting a crime and on the application for criminal prosecution.
- The course of the criminal proceedings and important rights and obligations:
- Subdivided in consecutive phases, this menu item includes the following information about
investigative proceedings: Explanations on the testimony as witness, on the privilege of witness, on the witnesses' obligation to tell the truth, on personal questions addressed to the witnesses, on support during the hearing, on an accessory private prosecution, explanations on the warrant of arrest and a survey of the possible results of the investigative proceedings.
Judicial proceedings: Information about contents and procedures of the consecutive interlocutory proceedings and main proceedings.
Execution of the sentence: Information about the execution of the fine or imprisonment imposed by the sentence and notes on the possibilities of supporting you as an aggrieved person.
- Problems of language and communication during the criminal proceedings:
During the criminal proceedings, you can request the assistance of sworn interpreters and translators and other persons free of charge if you cannot understand or speak the German language sufficiently. This menu item includes some notes about this.
- Possibilities of obtaining protection, assistance and accompaniment during criminal proceedings:
This menu item explains the possibilities of an aggrieved person who was a victim of a crime to obtain victim protection, assistance and advice during criminal proceedings and provides practical advice.