Why does it take so long for cases to come to court?

The majority of cases that are going to be ‘heard’ at the Crown Court take a long time.  It is normal for cases to take many months and even over a year before they come before the court.  This is due to a number of things such as pressure on the court system and the length of time it takes for the Crown Prosecution Service and defence lawyers to build their case.

If you are being supported by an ISVA she will keep you informed at every stage of the court process and explain what is happening.