The Criminal Court Process

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As part of the Live Safe — End Abuse series about relationship abuse (family violence), this fact sheet explains:

  • what happens when an abuser faces criminal charges,
  • what it means to be a witness in court,
  • what happens at a trial, and
  • possible sentences.
It also lists resources for more information about being a witness or if children are asked to be witnesses in court.

All fact sheets in this series are folded for display in brochure. Updated to conform to the new BC Family Law Act (March 18, 2013).

See Abuse & family violence for a complete list of all the fact sheets in this series.

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