Witness Responsibilities

As a witness you have a very important job to do.

Your responsibility is to appear in court as directed and state the facts truthfully and accurately as you remember them. Your role is essential to the American system of justice.

All subpoenaed witnesses have personal information about the crime. Witnesses often think that what they know about an incident may not be significant. However, even small pieces of information can be critical in determining what actually happened and ultimately the outcome of the case.

What should I do when I receive my Subpoena?

You must respond to your subpoena within 48 hours. To confirm receipt of your subpoena, either:

Call 763-324-5400 and leave your name, contact information, the File Number, and the date you are ordered to appear.