The suspects, who are brought up by the Police to the Public Prosecutor, are almost always summoned to appear before the Judge. The Public Prosecution hereby demands high sentences, usually a longer prison sentence. The Public Prosecution thereby also points to the turmoil that robberies bring along in society. The Judge in almost all cases imposes a prison sentence, generally following the strong requirement of the Public Prosecutor. Also minor offenders do not simply get away with a sentence for community service. The vast majority of this group is given a sentence of deprivation of liberty. Victims of robberies are given the opportunity to join in the trial as injured party and can with the help of Slachofferhulp-Victim Help Foundation make up a victim statement in writing and / or set up a joiner form for the damages.
See also: Stichting Slachtofferhulp Curaçao (association for Victim Assistance)
(tel. 747 7229 / 510 7575)