Going to court as a witness
You can be asked to go court as a witness if you saw or have information that may help the court decide on a case.
You can be called as either:
- a witness
- or an expert who gives advice on a part of a case.
Witnesses will only be called if the accused is pleading not guilty, or doesn’t agree with some of the information in a case.
By law, you must attend if you have been called as a witness. If you don’t, you can be fined or arrested.
For more information on going to court as a witness, including the witness assistance service, go the Director of Public Prosecutions website.
Last updated: 03 September 2019