Will I have to testify?

Testimony of victims is usually not required until the trial. Whether you will have to testify will be determined at the time of trial. The case may be settled through plea negotiations. This usually means no testimony from victims or witnesses is necessary. If your testimony is needed, you will receive a subpoena or notice to appear telling you where and when to appear. A victim has a right to give a statement at sentencing. Additional information will be sent to help you prepare for your court appearance.

For more information, please contact the Victim/Witness Coordinator at 507-332-5934.

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1. Can anyone help me with expenses related to this crime?
2. Can I testify by video if I don't want to be in the courtroom with the offender?
3. Do I have to come to court?
4. How do I know if the offender is still in custody?
5. How do I obtain a police report?
6. How long until I get my restitution?
7. I am a victim in a domestic violence case. Can I drop the charges?
8. I am a victim. How can I be compensated for my loss?
9. What do I do before trial?
10. What if I'm afraid the offender will want to retaliate against me or my family members?
11. Why are some defendants not in jail after they have been arrested and charged?
12. Will I have to testify?
13. Will this case go to trial?