Can victims attend court dates?

Yes. Courtrooms are open to the public with the exception of juvenile court. Victims are welcome to attend court proceedings but their presence is not required at all court dates. Victims will be subpoenaed or notified if their testimony is needed. Since victim presence is not required on all court dates, it is suggested victims call the working day before attending court to check if the case is still scheduled. Call the State’s Attorney's office at 847-377-3000. If you do not know the assigned prosecutor or victim specialist, please have the name of the defendant and/or case number available.

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1. Are defendants required to attend all court dates?
2. Are crime victims or witnesses required to go to all court dates?
3. Can victims attend court dates?
4. How do I find out the next court date?
5. What do I do if I receive a subpoena to testify?
6. What time does court start?
7. Where do I park when I come to the court house or Lake County State’s Attorney's Office?
8. Will I have to testify in court?