Who pays for my travel expenses to get to court?
Witnesses who drive their personal vehicles can receive payment for their travel mileage both to and from court. These payments can be made after the last trip to court. Sometimes witnesses live far enough away that they must fly in for the trial. Our office can make travel arrangements for you, including airfare, rental cars, and hotel room stays.

The state will pay for these expenses, and if the defendant is found guilty then he will be required to repay the state.

If you have any questions about travel expenses, and in particular long distance travel expenses, then you are encouraged to contact us as at 434-432-7900 soon as possible so we can discuss the matter and if necessary make the travel arrangements for you.

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1. Who is my Commonwealth’s Attorney, and what does he do?
2. What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
3. What happens if I get subpoenaed as a witness and I don’t show up for court?
4. What if my employer does not want me to go to court?
5. Can I drop charges?
6. What is an “advisement” hearing and why don’t I need to come as a witness?
7. What is a preliminary hearing and do I really need to come?
8. What is a “grand jury” and how does it work?
9. Who can come be with me in court?
10. Will I have to testify in front of the defendant?
11. How do I find out which prosecutor will be with me in court?
12. How do I find out if my case has been “called off”?
13. What do I do if my court date is set during my vacation?
14. Who pays for my travel expenses to get to court?
15. Is there any financial help available for a crime victim’s medical expenses?
16. What do I do if someone threatens me for being a witness?
17. My husband promised never to hit me again. Can I drop the charge against him?
18. This is my husband’s 1st time being prosecuted for hitting me. Is there a way the court can do something about it without finding him guilty?
19. What contact information does the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office need for me if I am a witness?
20. What if the defense attorney contacts me?
21. Are there any registered sex offenders living near me?