Court usually begins at 9 a.m. Lunch breaks are generally noon to 1:30 p.m. Court hearings can be specially set by the court and vary in time. If you plan to attend any court dates, please call the Lake County State’s Attorney's Office one working day before the court date with the defendant’s name and case number to check on the courtroom, time, and date. If there is a victim specialist assigned to the case, check in with them. If they are aware you plan to attend the court date, the victim specialist may be available to give additional assistance.