Attorney and support person for a victim of a crime

If a person becomes a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offence or some other offence of violence, the court may appoint an attorney and a support person for the victim for the pre-trial investigation and the trial. The attorney helps the victim during the judicial treatment of the case and the support person provides mental support.

The attorney and the support person are appointed regardless of the income of the victim. Their fees and expenses are paid by the state.