In brief: Last summer, a friend of my roommate’s was being abused by her boyfriend. After such an attack, she would call my roommate for moral support. To her credit, my roommate soon got fed up with this and after one such occasion, called the police on her friend’s behalf. She also drove over to ensure her friend’s safety until the police arrived, and I went along as something of a bouncer, so that just in case things got ugly it wasn’t two woman vs. one (rather large) guy. My role ended up being to stand around, answer a few questions for the cops, and watch the guy get hauled away on a 3rd-degree assault charge.
Fast forward to today. The case is going to trial next week, and I just found out I’m going to be subpoenaed as a witness to testify.
So the question is this. Is there anything in general that I, as someone who’s going to be on the stand, should know in advance? Anything to be aware of? To be honest, this was 8 months ago and my memory has gotten a little bit fuzzy on the exact specifics of what I witnessed. And so I’m worried about the defense trying to trick me into a trap with my testimony.
This guy was an abusive jerk; I don’t want to inadvertently do something that would get him off the hook.