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Q: In mn if a man is arrested for dv but the victim doesnt show will charges be dropped

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: No. The alleged victim will be subpoenaed. She could be arrested if she doesn’t show and there are ways to proceed without her by introducing her statements without her.

Mark Edward Arneson
Mark Edward Arneson
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: It really depends. If the alleged victim was served a subpoena to be at court for the trial, some prosecutors will actually ask for a warrant to be issued for the alleged victim.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: It's quite possible. An good attorney is a true advocate for their client and serves the client's goal. So much depends upon the client's desired outcome, from the good attorney's point-of-view. If the only prosecution witness to alleged events does not appear as a witness at trial, the prosecution case will typically be severely damaged. But there are too many variables to make any blanket answer to that naked question. It will depend upon circumstances. And more importantly, each person has a menu of things they can do, and avoid doing, in order to achieve their desired outcome, whatever it may be. If this is important to you call a good criminal lawyer about it.

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