When called to testify, a witness should dress neatly and conservatively for court; no shorts, tank tops, or clothing with offensive language or designs or victim photos. Talk to your assigned advocate if you have any questions about what is appropriate for court.
Victims and witnesses are entitled to a witness fee if subpoenaed to court, and under certain circumstances, payment or reimbursement for costs of travel. At the time of appearance, a witness will receive a $25.00 witness fee and mileage reimbursement in accordance with NRS 50.225.
Victims and witnesses are also entitled to employer mediation services to assist in resolving problems with missing work to participate in the criminal justice process. It is important that victims and witnesses contact the Victim Witness Assistance Center whenever they have questions or concerns; it is the best way to ensure that those concerns are addressed.
If you are a witness and have been served a subpoena, you must call the number indicated on your subpoena after 5:00 p.m. the day before court to verify that you are needed as a witness in the case. If you hear the defendant’s name in your case mentioned, you must appear.
For general rules on testifying in court, click here