You testimony will be very important:

  • At trial to help a judge or jury decide whether to convict the offender;
  • Before sentencing you can speak to the preparer of the Pre-sentence Investigation Report that will be given to the judge;
  • At sentencing your “Victim Impact Statement” will help the judge to decide a proper punishment for the offender;
  • At a parole hearing to help the Parole Board decide whether to grant the offender’s request for early release.