Can a friend or relative be in court when I testify?
Yes, as long as they are not witness or have been subpoenaed to testify in the case. There is normally an exclusion of witnesses listening to other witness testimony. You would not be allowed to sit inside the courtroom after testifying until both sides have finished witness testimony. If you are going to bring someone in support, it is suggested that you introduce them to the coordinator or prosecutor on the case. There is certain court protocol that they may not be aware of and would be helpful for them to know.

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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?