If victims in a domestic violence case do not show up for a trial, do the charges get dropped? 3 Answers as of May 23, 2016

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Connell-Savela
Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
Sometimes - it depends on if there is evidence that supports a conviction that does not depend on the victim testifying. I can help with understanding the subpoena process and rights. If they mail the subpoena and you do not sign it and send it back, you are not subpoenaed (unless they personally give it to you).
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 5/23/2016
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Attorney & Counselor at Law | John Hugger
It depends upon the evidence and the district attorney evaluating the evidence and matter.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 5/20/2016
Miller & Harrison, LLC
Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
Maybe. It depends on if they were properly subpoenaed for one (if they were, then a warrant would be issued for the witness for failing to appear on the subpoena). In some very limited circumstances it would be possible to proceed without the victim. It also depends on what jurisdiction the case is in ? it varies widely.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 5/20/2016
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