Who is permitted in the courtroom?
A trial is a public event and anyone may sit in the courtroom unless they have been subpoenaed. Each courtroom has benches (generally one or two) for the public. People who are going to testify are sequestered. This means that they are not permitted in the courtroom until they are called as witnesses.

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1. How should I dress?
2. How can I get to the courthouse and where should I park?
3. Where do I meet my victim advocate?
4. Where can I get a drink or snack?
5. Where can I make phone calls?
6. Where can I smoke?
7. Should I bring anything with me?
8. How long can I expect to be there?
9. Will anyone stay with me?
10. Who is permitted in the courtroom?
11. Where can I get an excuse for missing work or school?
12. Do I get paid for being a witness?
13. What about security?