Do I have to testify at a trial if I don't want to?
If you are the defendant, you have a right to remain silent, and the judge and jury are not allowed to hold your silence against you. If you are a witness or victim, however, you must testify. If you have concerns about testifying, talk to the prosecutor or the crime victim assistance coordinator in the case.

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1. What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
2. What is the penalty for a misdemeanor?
3. How can I contact the prosecutor assigned to my case?
4. How can I get restitution for my loss?
5. Do I have to testify at a trial if I don't want to?
6. What happens at an arraignment?
7. If I am charged with a crime, how can I get an attorney if I can't afford to hire one?
8. What if I can't pay my entire fine at once?