According to your query I think its a criminal case and points to superior court processing.
I would mention brief court proceeding, usually case outlines which follows each party is represented by attorney. These type of case happens especially in limited jurisicdiction courts. Anybody can represent themselves in court without any attorney till they follow court rules. They are commonly called as pro per, pro se or self represented litigants.
Normal court proceedings in criminal case.
1) Limited jurisdiction courts that process criminal cases.
2) Initial Appearance: This will be the defendants first appearance in the court and the defendant will be advised to the charges. The judge will appoint an attorney if the defendant cannot afford one.
3) Arraignment: Here the defendant appear's in court to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. limited jurisdiction courts combine both 2 and 3.
4) Trail: If the defendant is not guilty a trail is held. The judge or at the defendant's request, a jury can hear the evidence on the charges and find the defendant guilty or not guilty.
5) Sentencing: If the defendant i s found guilty the court imposes appropriate punishment.
6) Appeals: Appeals from decision, where limited Jurisdiction courts go to superior court. appeal can be heard as new trial or the superior court judge may review records of trial proceedings, if the records are maintained. Decisions that are made in small court cannot be appealed.
Now in Superior court decisions, as everybody is aware of here two major types of court cases are criminal and civil.
Criminal case involves the commission of acts that are prohibited by law and are punishable by probation, fines, imprisonment—or even death. The attorney representing the state, county or municipal government that formally accuses a person of committing a crime is the prosecutor. The person charged with the crime is the defendant. The judge not only ensures that the rights of defendant are respected, but also the Constitutional provision and the statutorily required rights afforded to victims of crime.
Civil cases typically involve legal disagreements between individuals, business, corporations, or partnerships, dispute related to any personal injuries.
Trail in both cases are commonly conducted the same way. After the judge explaining the details of the case with evidence presented to the related case to a jury, Jurors decide the facts in the case and render a verdict. If there is no jury the judge makes the decision in the case.
What if the victim does not attend the court hearing?
victim of a crime or witness to one, will receive a subpoena(summons) telling , when victim has to come to court, and who is calling to court. The Crown prosecutor or defense lawyer will probably talk to victim to find out what the victim knows about the case before they decide to as a witness. At this stage they do not have to answer their questions unless they want to; but if either lawyer subpoenas the person as a witness, he/she must go to court. Suppose if the victim is unable to attend then a letter should be given to the judge regarding the subject for not attending. If there is no intimation fro the victim and not appearing to court hearing then it will called as condemn of court where he has to face lot of legal proceedings which might not be positive.