The trial. Te whakawātanga.

Usually, the trial will be held in the District Court and will be held in front of a jury
Twelve people from the community who decide if the person is guilty or not guilty.
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. The trial may take several days, or longer depending on how complicated it is, including the number of witnesses.

There are a number of videos here to introduce you to the courtroom, the people you'll meet and what it's like to give evidence
Answering questions about what happened to you.
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It was very formal. I wasn't expecting it to be so formal.

- Anonymous victim-survivor

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What to bring

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Arriving at court

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Giving evidence

5

The verdict

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The people in court

Sexual Violence Victim Advisor

The police officer in charge

Your in-court support person