Morsy isn't the only former Egyptian president on trial.
Longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak also faced similar charges.
While Mubarak is facing a retrial, some worry Morsy won't get a fair shake.
"What we are worried about is a fair trial because of the political circumstances surrounding it especially with the animosity between the media and Morsy during his year in office," said lawyer Nasser Amin, head of the Arab Center of the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession.
But still, Amin, who visited Morsy while in detention, believes he'll be acquitted.
"It'll be very difficult for the public prosecution and civil plaintiffs' lawyers to prove the charges," he said.