Being the victim of a crime is a negative event that can happen to anyone in their lifetime. Apart from the physical, psychological, financial and social consequences that a crime may have, it is normal for anyone involved in court proceedings to have many questions and to feel anxious and apprehensive.
If you were a victim of crime or if you know someone who was, this website can help you.
Here you will find information about criminal proceedings, your rights and the public services that can provide you support.
Some of the information on this website has been intentionally simplified, so that it can be easily understood by the general public. This simplification does not affect the thoroughness and accuracy of the content.
Owing to legislative changes and developments, different court practices and the fact that every case is different, it is advised that the information available on this website be complemented by the legal advice that is indispensable for each particular case.
The content for this website was compiled by APAV as part of the INFOVICTIMS project and co-financed by the Criminal Justice Support Programme of the European Commission – Directorate-General for Justice. The content reflects APAV’s point of view and the European Commission cannot be held liable for any use of the information available on this website.