What is expected of me as a witness?
Being a witness means that you have seen, heard, or know something about a crime that has been committed. In order to make a decision, a judge or jury needs to hear all of the evidence concerning the case. Your testimony is one way to present that information. You are asked to testify to only what you witnessed. Just tell the truth about what you witnessed, and you will have done what was expected of you.

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1. How often will I have to appear in court?
2. What if court dates conflict with my job?
3. Everyone seems focused on the rights of the defendant.
4. What if the defendant’s attorney wants to talk to me?
5. What should I wear?
6. Why have I been given a subpoena?
7. What is expected of me as a witness?
8. Where do I go?
9. Do I have to bring anything along?
10. Who will be asking me questions during the trial?
11. What will happen when the defense attorney questions me during the trial?
12. Why are there delays in holding the trial?
13. How long will the trial take?
14. What should I wear?
15. What is a Victim Impact Statement?