I have to go to court and I am scared

gavel  - gavel used by judge in court room
@linda345 (2661)
Canada
February 21, 2007 6:50am CST
As some of you may know, my car was stolen on January 14, 2007. Today I received a subpoena to go to court and be a witness. My husband has to go also. I am scared of facing this person in court who stole my car and broke into my house. It took me a good week to feel calm enough to sleep again after he broke in. This is going to upset everything again. Has anyone been to court to testify before? What is it like? Please tell me. I will be a basket case by next Thursday.
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
Don't feel nervous or afraid linda! Remember you are the victim and he is the suspect I know what's on your mind I can read it that you are afraid that someone from that criminal friend was there and recognize and get back to you and your family. Don't be be brave and don't show weakness for it will only weaken the case be firm and be detailed to your words. Just feel free to tell you're lawyer anything you feel and your fears so that you can ask for security protection just in case. I was been on trial to observe criminal case are worst cases I observe I'm on my 2nd year Law proper and if ever I was there I will surely in your back to help you be very very brave and firm there is nothing to be afraid of because Justice should be serve to those who deserve it. Be firm and brave my friend.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
21 Feb 07
Thanks. I am going to be brave. I will have my husband to hold my hand. I am going to talk to the lawyer before we start and tell him how I am feeling.
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
That's right my friend just tell everything to your lawyer so that he knows. Goodluck my friend.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 07
thanks for the best tag linda! what happened to the court trial?
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• United States
25 Feb 07
Try not to focus on fear. You need to do this. This person needs to be responsable for his bad deed and get punished. Do not fear him. God will watch over you. Trust Him.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
I will try my best. I will trust that God will watch over me.
• United States
27 Feb 07
How did it go dear?
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
We go on Thursday.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 07
Well I guess you will have been by now so no use me giving you any advise on this but my Advise would have been keep calm and just remember that you are the Victim not the Criminal. I hope it went well for you and that you got through it ok.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
5 Mar 07
We didn't even end up testifing. The proscuter forgot to disclose to the defense attorney us on the witness list. We were sent home.
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I have been two court dozens of times. Just stay clam cool and collective. At least you will be with your husband and not alone. Your better half will be there to show you moral and emotional support as well. Hopefully, the judge will put this idiot away for a very long time.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
21 Feb 07
I hope so to. Someone said it is theif over, so he could get up to 5 years.
21 Feb 07
You poor thing. Its the fear of the unknown that is worrying you more. Why not explain to you lawyer how you are feeling, maybe they can reassure you before the day. This person is a thief who was caught, this doesn't mean he is going to come back afterwards if he gets off. What you are doing in for the best and you will feel differently when it is all finished. My thoughts are with you!!
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
21 Feb 07
I hope you are right. I know my tummy will be jumping that day. But at least my husband will be there too.
@blueskies (1186)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Don't worry. I'm sure the break-in was very traumatic, but all you have to do in court is to tell the truth. You may feel much better after court, because all that worry will be lifted from your shoulders. I hope the theif is convicted and sent to jail so you don't have to worry about him any more.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
21 Feb 07
That is my biggest worry that he gets off. Then I will be scared he will come after us or something. He has been in my house once.
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
Be strong and fight for your right. If he's really guilty the jury & judge will not let him go.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
21 Feb 07
They didn't find his prints in the car but an officer saw him driving my car.
@coolcatzz (1588)
• Canada
5 Mar 07
Don't be scared you didn't do anything wrong. I think we see so many courtrooms on tv that we visualize that. It's not like that. You'll be in and out before you know it so stop worrying.