Your Role as a Witness

If You Are a Victim or Witness

If you have been a victim of or a witness to a crime, you may be an integral part to the prosecution of the case. Providing information and details to that which you observed is an essential part of the legal process, without which, effective prosecution would not be possible.

Testifying in Court

If the State’s Attorney’s Office believes you have been a victim or a witness, you may be subpoenaed to testify in court. A written statement is not sufficient for purposes of legal proceedings because a person’s testimony is allowed to be questioned by both parties’ attorneys.

Working with the State's Attorney

However you may be involved in a case, it is crucial that you keep this office updated on your current address and phone number so that you can be notified in case of any changes