When will I find out the sentence imposed on the suspect?
You are entitled to be informed by the Witness Care Unit of the sentence given to the suspect (if convicted) within 1 working day of the Witness Care Unit receiving the information from the court. This includes a short explanation about the meaning and effect of the sentence.
You are entitled to be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) who will answer any questions you may have about the sentence which the Witness Care Unit is not able to answer.
In addition to the entitlements outlined above, if you are a bereaved close relative, in a qualifying case, you are also entitled to be offered a meeting with the CPS representative who will explain the sentence given. This meeting will usually take place at court.