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i was wondering if there is anything i can do to avoid the

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i was wondering if there is anything i can do to avoid the having to testify in a crime i was a witness to?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
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Have you received a subpoena?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I was a witness of a crime in nassau county ny. A friend was murdered i wasnt willing to give a report buti went to talk to the family of the person who was killed the next day any when i got there they called the detectives which escorted me to there office. I gave a statement but wasnt willing to sign it but they told me if i didnt sign it that i would sit there till i do. yesterday i was sobpoena and it was pretty much the same thing as when i first seen the detectives. I never was willing and i want out before i have to take a stand at a trail.
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
If you are subpoenaed, yes, you must cooperate. A subpoena is a court order. If you do not comply with a subpoena, you can be held in contempt of court and the penalty can include jail.

If you were a witness, both the police and the defense have the right to obtain your presence and your testimony.

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