What time does court start?
Most courtrooms begin at 9 a.m. Lunch breaks are generally noon to 1:30 p.m. Arraignments court cases begin at 8:45 a.m. for defendants in custody. Court hearings can be specially set by the court and vary in time. If you plan to attend any court dates it is suggested that you call the Lake County State’s Attorney's Office one working day before with the defendant’s name and case number to check on the courtroom, time, and date. If there is a Victim Witness coordinator assigned to the case it is best to check in with the coordinator. If they are aware you plan to attend the court date the coordinator may be available to give additional assistance.

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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?