The justice process can seem complicated at times. There are various organisations involved, each having their own role to play. This section is split into different parts to help explain what may happen to you. You may also find it helpful to look at the step by step Justice Process Charts. Sometimes the legal words used may be unfamiliar to you. If you need help understanding of any of these words or terms please refer to our Jargon Buster.

Some words in this website have legal meanings, which may be different to what you would expect, or may be unfamiliar to you. This section explains these words as well as some other words you may come across in the criminal justice system.