Anyone have experiance with domestic violence and the legal system?
I have a friend who just got a subpoena to testify against her ex-boyfriend. He broke into her apartment and tried to kill himself, damaged a bunch of her stuff, got blood all over the place...it was pretty bad. He violated the PPO she had against him and his bond (not sure what that means). He was arraigned this morning and bail was denied.
She's really scared...she got the subpoena and she didn't understand why. She said it isn't a jury trial and she didn't press charges against him.
What happens at a trial that isn't a jury trial? Why does she have to testify?