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Being a Witness

If you are a victim of crime and called as a witness to testify in court for the prosecution, you will be sent a letter from the District Attorney. The letter (called a subpoena) will tell you:
  • Court date
  • Which court to go to
  • What time to be there
  • How to get there

If it is a problem to get to the court on the day you have been called to be a prosecution witness, let the DA's office know immediately.

If the trial cannot go ahead on the expected date, the subpoena is cancelled, and you will be sent another subpoena for another court date. You may also wish to explore with the DA's office the option to be placed "on-call," if they provide that opportunity for witnesses.