Why are cases continued?
Cases are continued for a variety of reasons, but it is our goal to minimize continuances and the disruption they cause you. Cases may be continued due to sickness of a witness, attorney or the defendant, because a necessary witness has failed to come to court, or because an attorney is not available for the trial date and time.

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1. Why do I have to come to court as a witness?
2. What is a subpoena?
3. What if I need an interpreter in court?
4. What happens if I ignore a subpoena?
5. Can my employer legally fire me for appearing in court as a witness?
6. I was recognized for a court date. What does that mean?
7. Why are cases continued?
8. Suppose I receive a subpoena for a court appearance and cannot come to court when the case is scheduled?
9. What compensation is available to crime victims?
10. How does the Commonwealth's Attorney assist crime victims?