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Can I Sit in the Court?

Any member of the public can sit in the courtroom and listen to the trial. The court may be closed to members of the public when a child or victim of an alleged sexual offence is testifying, or if, for example, there is a known risk of witness intimidation or if the witness is likely to find testifying particularly distressing. Sometime witnesses are not permitted in the courtroom until after they testify. The prosecuting attorney will advise you if this applies to your case.