What happens to the defendant if the victim of domestic violence does not show up for trial? 2 Answers as of July 10, 2017

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Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Case gets dismissed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/10/2017
Chambers Law Firm
Chambers Law Firm | Dan E. Chambers
Depends. If it's a felony charge, the DA can re-file the case. It can also proceed if the DA has other evidence besides the alleged victim's testimony, like a 911 call describing the incident.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/10/2017
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