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If I get a subpoena for court...

Do I have to go? I would be the victim/witness in the case. I already told

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Sep. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (8)
  • yes, if you fail to appear for a subpoena they can issue a warrant for failure to appear
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 10:29 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Why are they pressing charges if you don't want to?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:30 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • yeah, or they'll put a warrant on you and the next time you're pulled over for speeding or something they'll lock you up. They won't come looking for you, cuz they know it'll catch up to you at some point.
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 10:30 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • yes, you do have to go
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:34 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Yes, peanutsmommy1 is correct.
    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 10:34 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Why are they pressing charges if you don't want to?

    because if the charges are filed by the state, it is out of the victims hands. They can treat her as a hostile witness or convict without her testimony if there is enough evidence.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:14 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • READ IT CAREFULLY. "So many simply skim the subpoena and only focus on the words, "you are ordered to appear as a witness", "disobedience of this subpoena may be punished by a fine, imprisonment, or both", and "A warrant may issue for your arrest if you fail to appear."

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 11:16 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Correct musicmom08 so my answer would be the same.
    MTM

    Answer by MTM at 3:20 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

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