You will stand trial in criminal proceedings when you are accused of committing a criminal offence. You may also be invited to participate in criminal proceedings as the victim or as a witness to a crime.
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When you are accused of having committed a crime. During the investigation stage you may also be called “the suspect” or the person against whom the criminal proceedings have been initiated.
When a crime was committed against you or you have suffered because of a crime you are recognized as a victim. You may also be recognized as a victim if a close relative (parent, child or spouse) has died as the result of a crime.
You are a witness when you are invited to give information that you have about any facts or circumstances relevant to a case. It may be because you have seen, or heard, the crime being committed or planned, or because you have some relation to the accused