Your Right to Protection
Right to Protection and Privacy
When you report a crime the police will support you and protect you from being threatened or bullied.
This support may include:
- • Only asking you questions when they need to
- • Asking you questions in special places
The court can stop the news from reporting on your case. The court can also give an order that the accused person has to stay away from you.
The accused is the person you said committed a crime against you.
You can get more information on victim protection from Police Scotland or the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
Legal Advice and Help
If you need legal advice and help you should contact a solicitor.
If you are on benefits or a low income you may be able to get Legal Aid to help pay the costs. More information on this is available from the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
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