What is a Magistrate’s Complaint
Magistrate's Complaint is an application to a magistrate to examine an alleged offence and give directions for further action.
Anyone who believes that a criminal offence has been committed against them can file a Magistrate's Complaint.
You should first make a police report and check if your case is eligible, before filing a Magistrate's Complaint online to the State Courts.
Magistrate's Complaint step-by-step
Check if your case is eligible
Find out if your case is eligible and understand what the possible outcomes are.
File the complaint
Submit the application form and supporting documents online. You will get an appointment to see a magistrate, who will decide what happens next.
Follow the magistrate's order
Your case may proceed to mediation, further investigations, private prosecution or other outcomes. The court may close the complaint in certain scenarios.
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