Portland, OR asked in Domestic Violence for Oregon

Q: Ive been subpeonaed to testify as victim in a dv case Will i be put in jail if i dont show up, even if im the victim?

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Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: That would be up to the District Attorney - you know, the fellow that subpoenaed you to start with and who is relying upon your testimony? Subpoena's are not optional; subpoena's are not an invitation. They are a court Order for you to appear and testify. If you thumb your nose at the Judge and the court, do not be surprised if there are unpleasant consequences.

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