How do criminal proceedings work?
It is completely normal to feel insecure and afraid when confronted with participation in criminal proceedings. As the victim of a crime, you want to know what to expect and how you should behave.
The following sections provide a concise overview of criminal proceedings in Austria and the parties involved. You will find information on what the public prosecutor does, how investigations proceed, and what happens in court.
Should you need any further information on criminal proceedings, please call Weisser Ring at 0810 955 065 at local rates from anywhere in Austria.
Please note that there may be special rules applicable to juvenile offenders, which are not detailed below.