Fairfax, VA asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia

Q: If a police officer says I may be subpoena in a future case and I did nothing wrong but was a witness, is it possible

Is it possible to get out of the subpoena? I witness a domestic abuse case and had some video footage. I have not yet submitted it to the officer

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Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You can definitely be subpoena by the officer or the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. If the subpoena actually comes, there isn't a way to get out of it as its a court order. If it comes from the prosecutor's office, you can actually contact them and tell them your position about testify and it could potentially get you out of it but there is no guarantee. You should turn over the evidence to the police if you want to.

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