What is a subpoena?

If you are a victim or witness to a crime or the parent or guardian of a child victim, you may have received a subpoena to appear in court. A subpoena is a court order directing you to appear as a witness. If your child is a victim or witness, you must bring your child to court with you. You may not ignore this court order. You are required to appear at the time and place stated on the subpoena. You may receive a subpoena by mail or in person. Please be sure to save your subpoena and bring it to court with you, as it contains important information about your case.

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1. What is a subpoena?
2. What is a “stand-by” notice?
3. Do I need to be present in court?
4. What is the purpose of bail?
5. Do I need an attorney?
6. Can I drop the charges against the offender?
7. What if I move or change my phone number before the trial?
8. What if the defendant or his family contacts me?
9. When will I get my restitution?
10. Where do I park?
11. What if I have a complaint about the way a criminal case was handled or think my rights have been violated?
12. How do I find out if the Courthouse is open when the weather is bad?