What if someone threatens me?

Concerns about your well-being and safety after being victimized or witnessing a crime are normal. If you have any fears or receive any threats concerning your involvement in a case, you should immediately contact the law enforcement agency that investigated the case, or the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. In an emergency situation, call 911. Do so as soon as possible so that the threats can be documented and appropriate action taken. There are laws to protect you against people who attempt to bribe, intimidate, threaten, or harass you.

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1. Why am I a witness? I didn't see the crime occur.
2. What if the defense attorney contacts me?
3. Do I have to testify in front of the defendant?
4. Who will be with me in court?
5. How long will I be at court?
6. How many times will I have to appear in court?
7. Does the Prosecuting Attorney's office pay my witness fee? Am I paid in cash?
8. Can I get witness fees whether or not I attend on the date stated in the subpoena? What if I can't attend on the date stated in the subpoena?
9. What if my employer won't let me come to court?
10. How do I know if my case has been "called off"?
11. What if I need an interpreter?
12. What if someone threatens me?
13. I was subpoenaed by the defendant, not the prosecutor. Does this change anything?