Being a character witness When you're testifying as a character witness what can you expect? The guy on trial screwed up years ago and paid his price. Now he's been involved in another bad thing though only partial fault of his own. Sorry for lack of details, I'm not at liberty to say more. This is for somebody I know that has to be the character witness and is freaking out over what to expect. Said person is of average intelligence and is easily intimidated plus it's easy to twist said person's words with absurd ease.