What do I do if I receive a subpoena to testify?

To determine whether your testimony will be needed, please call the State's Attorney's Office at 847-377-3000 and ask to speak to the prosecutor or the victim specialist assigned to the case. When you call, have the subpoena at hand because it contains the defendant’s name, case number, courtroom, and other important information you will need. If you are needed to testify, the State’s Attorney’s Office will work with you as best as possible to keep to a minimum your time away from work, school, or other obligations. If you receive a subpoena and do not make direct contact with our office, then you must appear at the date and time the subpoena indicates.

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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?