Must I come to court?

Yes, if you have been served with a subpoena or summons, you must appear at the stated time and place. Failure to comply with a subpoena could cause you to be fined or jailed.

If your subpoena states that it was issued by the authority of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, then please call 804-693-4995 with questions regarding your appearance.

Questions regarding subpoenas that do not list the Commonwealth’s Attorney as the issuing authority should be directed to the relevant court clerk. Please see the featured links section of this website for court contact information.


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1. What does the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office do?
2. What does the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office not do?
3. Will the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office prosecute my case?
4. Must I come to court?
5. Who do I contact regarding a criminal investigation?
6. Who will advocate my interests as a crime victim / witness?
7. Can I drop my charges?
8. Who is the Freedon of Information Act (FOIA) Officer?
9. I haven't reported the incident to law enforcement, can you still help me?
10. What rights do I have as a crime victim?
11. What is a Protective Order and do I need one?
12. What is a Victim Impact Statement?
13. I have medical bills after the crime. Is there help for me?
14. How can I find out if an offender is in custody?
15. What are the different stages of a criminal court case?