In the course of life, almost everyone comes into contact with criminal matters. Whether you file a criminal complaint or not is then your personal decision. In principle, anyone can file a criminal complaint. Therefore, you do not have to meet any specific requirements.
- Criminal charges can be filed by anyone, regardless of whether you are a victim, witness or bystander.
- The police, the public prosecutor’s office and the district court are authorized to file a criminal complaint.
- filing a criminal complaint does not cost any money and is not bound to any deadline.
- The processing time of a criminal complaint takes at least several weeks.
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