Q: Do kids that are ages 12 and 11 that were subpoenad for trial have to attend? its a dc/dv case...
A: Generally speaking, if a person is served in person with a subpoena, they are required to come to the trial. If they are not personally served, the court would have no recourse if they did not attend the trial because they cannot be certain that they received the subpoena. That being said, I could never imagine a situation where a court would punish a child for not appearing to court. I cannot even fathom any judge citing a child for contempt of court.
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