Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: I have a pending assault and battery 3rd degree. If the victim doesn’t show up to court, do they drop the charge?

Have court tomorrow my ticket is 1000$

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Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: If you do not show up to court then you can be tried in your absence and found guilty. Even if the alleged victim does not appear, If you are not there to make certain objections to hearsay testimony then you could be convicted. Not showing up for court is rarely a good idea.

I would recommend reaching out to a criminal defense attorney in your area for a more detailed explanation.

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