Court cases can also be very long and complicated. There are often several court hearings before a matter is finalised and court dates can change suddenly.
It can take a long time for some cases to be resolved.
You will not receive automatic updates about your case, but you can be kept informed about it by asking police or the prosecutor handling your case.
Victim notification letters
You will receive a letter about the first court date.
This notification contains information you may need when asking for updates. These are:
- the police reference number (top right hand corner of the letter)
- the defendant's name.
For more information see Common questions about victim notification letters (PDF, 280.4 KB).
You will not get letters or automatic notifications about other court dates.
Who you can contact
If you have any questions, you should try to speak with the police investigator. If the investigator is not available you can contact the prosecutor - that could be either a Police Prosecutor or a prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
South Australia Police Prosecution Units are located in:
|Christies Beach||8392 9116|
|Mount Barker||8398 1787|
|Mount Gambier||8735 1043|
|Murray Bridge||8535 6026|
|Port Adelaide||8207 6440|
|Port Augusta||8648 5051|
|Port Lincoln||8688 3033|
|Port Pirie||8638 4032|
If the Director of Public Prosecutions is prosecuting the case, you might be assigned a Witness Assistance Officer who will also help you throughout the process.