The setting for a section of my story is a modern day English court.
As the case is a pretty nasty I shall
What I really need to know is details of the following:
Would they be treated as seperate trials or would it be possible for all charges to be took through as one trial?
How long would it be from actual arrest to going through court proccedings?
And the main thing I am after is a "Star Witness" as it wheres point of view of giving evidance, more the behind the scenes stuff rather than actual giving evidance, such as where would they wait, what happens on lunch breaks, that sort of thing. I have discovered that she would have a court liason officer and would be allowed to have someone with her, I am more after the before, breaks in giving evidance and more importantly does the court arange transport of witnesses and if so how does that work?
Google phrases I have tried are "Giving evidance in court" "Court trials (and the relevent charges) and "Victim support in court"
I have also read a number of women magazine articals on this matter.
Oh and another quick question, if someone was in hospital
Tried googling the various body parts mentioned without much success , Have also asked on the nanowrimo board.
If someone could point me in the direction of sources of info that would be fantastic... or even, more suitable google terms