Sorry to hear about your daughter's situation. As you have recently learned, a subpoena is like a court order and the judge takes these matters very seriously. It is a shame that whatever she said actually caused her to be found in contempt of court and jailed but I would suspect that they will not keep her very long for that, especially since she is pregnant. However, she cannot ignore the subpoena and needs to provide a statement and say what she believes to be the truth. If there are reports or other documentation that she believes are inaccurate or unfounded, she should say so, calmly and respectfully. This will assist not only the Defendant, but will assist the prosecutor in revealing whether or not the charges can be proved, or if they should be reduced or dismissed altogether.
If your daughter and/or her mother are concerned that her testimony may put her in danger of retaliation, she should advise the prosecutor of her concerns and inquire as to whether she can maintain anonymity for her assistance or whether there are witness protection measures available to her. However, I doubt that she will be easily "freed" from any obligation to provide evidence that she may have knowledge of. If she refuses to cooperate and/or implicates her own involvement, she could be charged with aiding and abetting, accessory after the fact, obstruction of justice, or other criminal charges.
It sounds like your daughter learned a hard lesson about being disrespectful to the court and hopefully she will simply cooperate with the authorities and tell them the truth as she understands it.
Best of luck to you and your daughter!
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