Why are there delays in holding the trial?
The defendant’s attorney may ask for more time to prepare the case, or to locate important witnesses. Trials are sometimes delayed because the judge or one of the attorneys has a schedule conflict with the proposed court date. Some delays arise at the last minute, but every effort is made to notify victims and witnesses and save them unnecessary trips to court.

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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?