How your Victim Personal Statement will be used
What happens to my VPS once I’ve made it?
After you have made your statement, it becomes part of the case papers. (However, certain information, like your contact details, will not be included). This means that your statement will be seen by everyone involved in the case, including the defendant and their lawyer(s), police, prosecution, and the judge or magistrate if the case goes to court. However, your VPS will only be considered by the court if the defendant either pleads guilty at the hearing or is found guilty by the court.
Can I be questioned about my VPS?
Yes. The court or the defence could ask you questions about the content of your VPS to clarify or challenge certain points.