As a party to the trial, you have the right to file an appeal against the ruling with a district court within 30 days after the ruling is made.
You have the right to be notified in the event of the early release of the convicted offender from prison if you request this during the proceedings.
The course of the criminal proceedings does not affect how long you can receive victim support services. You can continue to receive victim support services after the conclusion of the criminal proceedings without any specific time limit.
You will be informed about the court ruling, which states the length of the sentence given to the suspect. You will also be notified in the event of the early release of the convicted offender from prison if you so request.
If you requested this during your questioning, you will be notified if the convicted offender is released or escapes from prison.
You may be asked to give an opinion during early-release proceedings, but you cannot appeal against such decisions.
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