Can children be subpoenaed to testify in court?
Yes, children can be subpoenaed. While every effort is made to prevent children from coming to court, there will be instances in which the only witness to a crime is a child. This may be especially true with child sexual abuse.

In these cases, it will be necessary to subpoena the child witness to testify in court. When this occurs, many special steps are taken to help lessen any anxiety a child victim may experience before and during the judicial process.

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1. What cases does the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office prosecute?
2. How do I find out information about a case?
3. Can I drop charges?
4. What should I do if I receive a subpoena for court and I have a conflict with the court date?
5. What should I know before I testify?
6. What is a preliminary hearing?
7. Can children be subpoenaed to testify in court?
8. I can't identify the defendant. Why did I receive a subpoena?
9. What should I do if the defendant's attorney contacts me?
10. What happens if someone threatens me to drop the charges or not testify?