Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Hi, I have been subpeonaed as a witness for a case involving a woman driving erratically. Do I have to attend?

The court only convenes on Tuesdays, the one day a week I have an office rented and see most of my mental health clients. I can't switch the day and that is my money to live on, as well as my clients need their sessions. Is their an option like a recorded statement that I can legally request.

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Paula Hough
Paula Hough
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you are subpoenaed, you are legally required to attend court. You may want to reach out to the Commonwealth's Attorney (prosecutor) in the jurisdiction where you have to go to Court. He or she may be able to help you avoid coming to court, or explain your options if you do not appear.

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