victim not showing up to court

Discussion in 'Criminal Procedure, Criminal Court' started by lbrady, Mar 10, 2006.

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  1. lbrady

    lbrady Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My husband recieved a subpoena to testify in behalf of the prosecutors case agaisnt me. It was a domestic violence case, the original charge was agg. assult F4 or F3. It was scratched now I'm only being charged with a misdemeanor. He recieved a subpoena in the mail but, if he goes to court it will hurt my case according to my lawyer. Will he be prosecuted if he doesn't show up to court ? Another problem we have is that he works for the county as a detention officer, could there be any problems with his job if he does not show up for court? What is the best road to take here?
     
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    question


    what was the outcome in your situation? I am going thru something similar.
     
  3. Michael M. Wechsler

    Michael M. Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    He may not be prosecuted but it certainly helps your case if he doesn't show up to court. I understand the politics involved, but judges don't usually appreciate it when someone flouts their authority. I am sure your lawyer will raise this point, especially with regard to credibility and the degree of seriousness your husband is taking this serious prosecution. ;) Ask your lawyer since he is most familiar with the judge, the court, and the situation. What does he say?
     
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