The Criminal Court Process
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.
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.
This publication is in clear language for people who don't know about the law.