Who will be with me in court?

You may bring friends or relatives with you to court, and they can probably sit in the courtroom while you testify, but they cannot 'help you answer a question' (verbal or non-verbal cues to you). If they are also a witness and have not yet testified, they will generally have to wait outside the courtroom for their turn - this is called "sequestration.") Our Victim/Witness Advocate may also be with you, if you request.

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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?