Information for victims and Witnesses
Information: If you have questions about your case, call the Prosecuting Attorney’s office at (304) 258-8620.
If you feel threatened: If anyone threatens you, or if you feel that you are being harassed because you are a witness, you should immediately notify the local police agency or the Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Threats must be investigated and brought to the attention of the court. If you are threatened or harassed while you are attending court proceedings, immediately notify the Prosecuting Attorney or nearest court official.
IT IS A CRIME TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE, HARASS OR MISLEAD A WITNESS IN A CRIMINAL PROCEEDING.
You may feel threatened if the defendant is released from jail pending the outcome of the charges. Most criminal defendants are released on bond pending trial, if the Court believes that the defendant will appear in court for all the hearings and for the trial. The defendant may post a money bond or a property bond as bail or, under certain circumstances, the court may simply require the defendant to promise to appear (recognizance bond). If you have any concern about the conditions of the defendant’s release, discuss the situation with the Victim Advocate or Prosecuting Attorney.
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