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.