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Your girlfriend needs to be aware, that they will attempt to serve her with a subpoena. If she is served, she will be required to show up and failing to do so, could result in her being held in contempt of court. However, if the process server or investigator in not able to serve her because they can not find her, then the State will have a problem. If they do find her, they may threatened her with prosecution, if she fails to show. The problem you may run into, is the Judge not allowing you to represent yourself. If you retain a lawyer, they should be able to appear in court on your behalf, so you don't have to. Moreover, they will be able to protect your interests, in case the State decides to go forward without the victim because there is evidence which they have, which they feel is strong enough to get a conviction on. There may be other witnesses or statements made, which is in the discovery, that needs to be obtained, to make sure the State does not have any case.
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