What happens if you do not appear at a municipal court hearing in response to a subpoena to testify for the police in a DUI summons?

Asked on October 6, 2012 under Criminal Law, New Jersey


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Failure to apepar at trial pursuant to being served with a trial subpoena is serious. Failure to do so results in a likely bench warrant for your arrest. By not appearing the court will issue a warrant for your arrest where you could easily be arrested by law enforcement, jailed and forced to post bond to guarantee your appearance in court to explain why you failed to appear for trial.

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