Do I have to come to court?

Not usually. If there is a trial you may be subpoenaed to testify and would have to appear. Most hearings the victim is not required to appear. However, hearings are open to the public and victims are welcome to come if they would like.

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1. Do I have to come to court?
2. What if I don’t feel comfortable going to court alone?
3. Do I get a say in what happens with the case?
4. Who can I call for updates about the case?