Does a witness in a domestic violence case have to go to court if they were not subpoenaed?

Asked on February 10, 2016 under Criminal Law, Alabama

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, a witness does not need to appear for a criminal trial unless they were subpoenaed or are otherwise ordered by a court or a judge to appear and testify. Even if the witness were the victim of domestic violence, he or she would not have to appear without subpoena or order.


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