Will the defendant be in the courtroom when I testify?
Yes. The defendant is the accused and has the right to hear testimony and evidence brought against him/her. In most cases the defendant is represented by a defense attorney who will be able to ask victims or witnesses questions on behalf of the defendant at trial. The prosecutor and victim coordinator will meet with you in advance of trial to answer any questions or concerns you may have before testifying.

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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?