A victim is a person who has suffered physical harm, property damage, or economic loss as a result of a crime. You may be a witness if you have seen, heard, or know something about a crime that has been committed.
You may not think that what you know about the case is very significant; however, small pieces of information are often required to determine what really happened.
While it is at the prosecutor's discretion to determine if charges will be filed, your presence and willingness to testify may be a factor in determining what will be done in the case. If the defendant decides to plead guilty, the plea may come at the last moment because the defendant is hoping you, the victim or witness, will not show up, or that the case will be dropped for other reasons.