Witness Assistance

If you need additional information, please call the Witness Assistance Hotline at (269) 969-6947 or (800) 254-9361.  You may also call the Victim Assistance Hotline at (269) 969-6944. The Witness Unit Coordinator is Shannon Powell.

Why am I a witness? I didn't see the crime occur.

What if someone threatens me?

Do I have to testify in front of the defendant?

Who will be with me in court?

How long will I be at court?

How many times will I have to appear in court?

What if my employer won't let me come to court?

How do I contact the Witness and/or Victim Unit?

Can I get witness fees whether or not I attend on the date(s) stated in the subpoena? What if I can't attend on the date stated in the subpoena?

How do I know if my case has been "called off?"

I was subpoenaed by the defendant, not the prosecutor. Does this change anything?

What if I need an interpreter?