I was told it was for a "defense interview." I will be really upset if I show up expecting a interview and it isn't.
I received a phone call from the PA's victim witness advocate (who won't be there b/c she's busy with another murder trial).
From what you have described, this sounds like a very informal process, as opposed to a deposition. In a deposition, you would be served with a subpoena and, as this is a court order, you would be required to attend.
In this situation though, there is no order in place for you to attend. With this in mind, you have some control over the situation. If you simply refuse to attend, the defense attorney likely will set up a deposition and put you under subpoena. Instead, you might consider contacting the prosecutor and letting him know that the established time does not work for you (perhaps it is too short of notice, you have to work, etcetera) and a new date and time will need to be set.
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