What are the responsibilities of a witness to a crime?
If you are a witness to a crime you may be subpoenaed to testify if the case goes to trial. Being called to testify as a witness is a big responsibility. A witness who testifies in a criminal case plays an important role with in the justice system by assisting authorities in holding offenders accountable for the crimes they perpetrate against innocent victims. The police, state’s attorneys, judges, and juries could not make informed decisions without the cooperation of truthful witnesses.

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1. Will I have to testify in court?
2. What do I do if I receive a subpoena to testify?
3. What should I do if the defense attorney or investigator contacts me?
4. What are the responsibilities of a witness to a crime?
5. How long will I be in court?
6. Can a friend or relative be in court when I testify?
7. Will the defendant be in the courtroom when I testify?
8. What time does court start?
9. Where do I park when I come to the court house or Lake County State’s Attorney Office?