If the victim does not show up to court, are the charges dropped? 2 Answers as of April 04, 2012

A person stabs another person, but the person who was stabbed does not show up for court.

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Gutin and Wolverton
Gutin and Wolverton | Harley Gutin
Typically it would be. However, there are exceptions: For instance there are other witnesses to the stabbing and a doctor to the injuries. Then the State theoretically could go forward.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/4/2012
Tennison & Soberon-Llort, PL | Christina Soberon-Llort
Sometimes, depending on whether the state can prove the charge without the testimony of the alleged victim (for instance, if there were other witnesses who can testify).
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/4/2012
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