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What happens if you don't show up to court after you get a subpeona?

What happens if you don't show up to court after you get a subpeona? Topic: Court case scene
July 23, 2019 / By Sapphire
Question: It's a misdeamenor battery case and I am the victim. Is it true that it will be dropped if I don't show? Can i get in trouble for not going? Thanks It's a misdeamenor battery case and I am the victim. Is it true that it will be dropped if I don't show? Can i get in trouble for not going? Thanks It's against my boyfriend and the state is pressing the charges not me, I don't want him to get in trouble It's against my boyfriend and the state is pressing the charges not me, I don't want him to get in trouble
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Nolene Nolene | 6 days ago
You will not be arrested, but the sheriff can come to pick you up to bring you to court to testify. No, they will not always drop the charge, sometimes the state feels that they can prove a charge from the testimony of the other witnesses who vere there, like the others in the area at the time. The police officer can testify that you were bruised/bloody/crying, and the state can often offer the 911 audio tape, if you are the one calling and saying, "my boyfriend is trying to kill me, send help" In fact it would probably be better if you do go to court if you testify that the officers who came to the scene made a mistake, that you never said he hit you, or that you lie to them at the time. Talk to your boyfriend's attorney. He will likely have you sigh a sworn statement as to what the facts actually are, which will be shown to the prosecutor in an attempt to let them see that there was a rush to judgment when the case was filed, and that it should be dropped. They still might not drop it, no prosecutor wants to be the one who drops a case an has the next OJ Simpson turn out to be his fault. You probably should get some counseling to address the reasons you let him abuse you, even if he is not beating you it is likely there was some reason the police were called. Good Luck
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Nolene Originally Answered: What happens if I do not show up to small claims court for a rule to show cause?
Ok I am going to assume a judgment has already been order against you, the plaintiff then sought to garnish your wages or you where order to agree to a payment plan To wit, at this time you have not made any payments; if the case is correct then failure to appear in an order to show cause to the court as toward why you have not made payments can result in a bench warrant in a civil case to be issued to force you to appear before the court and explain why you have not made payments If this is your case need to call to county clerk to see if you can reschedule the date or make arraignment to appear if the result for failure to appear is a bench warrant issued try and call legal aid contact a lawyer to review in general if you are on unemployment have three kids, then it does not sound like you are hiding assets, you should just appear with an expenses sheet showing your unemployment benefits income and expenses for you and your children show the judge you have no money to pay This is not a crime if you have a civil judgment against you and can not pay it, and you are not hiding assets, there is no debtors prison in the US, but you need to show and explain your situation to the court

Lysette Lysette
they'll concern a bench warrant for you. Doesnt mean they'll come and get you ideal away yet once you get pulled over then you truly would be arrested. you're able to pass. I dont think of that there is something you corporation ought to do to you reason you have been subpeona to pass. i might pass if I have been you...if the time hasnt previous
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Keithia Keithia
A warrant to compel your presence will ordinarily be issued. Courts want to know that you have not been intimidated into staying away, and they want to be sure that you have not caused the court's time to have been wasted with false statements. Failure to appear on a subpoena is in effect contempt of court.
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Innes Innes
No, You get a bench warrant smarty.. Then they hold you until your next court date, sometimes even till the trials done
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Innes Originally Answered: Help! Defendant did not show up to court the other day. What is going to happen now?
It means they will arrest her and she will go into jail. If she is caught in a neighboring state it will be up to your state whether they will extradite her. If she continues this way she either must come to court to defend in the lawsuit or you will win a default judgment against her. If she shows up in court she will be arrested if she doesn't she will be unable to defend the case. It is also possible she will be referred to the district attorney for prosecution for perjury, though usually they won't bother. That would be extraditable. I don't know if you can collect on such a judgment out of state -- best to ask your attorney.

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