Thanks for your question and good afternoon.Here you would be subpoenaed.The constable likely comes by and you have to sign for it.It would have a date, time, and location for you to be present.You would then be expected and required to attend court on that date.The lawyer for the state may also call you when it gets close here to make sure you do not have questions about court and how to find it, etc.
Here is the law on how they do this.
48.031 Service of process generally; service of witness subpoenas.—
The agency head or highest ranking official at the witness’s place of employment may determine the days of the week and the hours that service may be made at the witness’s place of employment.
Here is a sample of what they look like..
It will have the date, court, time, etc that you are expected to appear.Subpoenas are a requirement to appear.If you don't appear you can be held in contempt.
And it is also possible here if the need for a hearing goes away they will contact you and tell you never mind.That happens when cases settle or people plead out.
If they want someone as a witness they will serve you with such a subpoena.
The law requires them to do so if they want to make sure you appear.
My boyfriend is awaiting trial and after two years from the date he was arrested he got notified that I have been on the witness list and that he is violating his bond by keeping contact with me. So for 7 months we have been trying to get me removed from the list. However I never got subpeonaed. No one ever notified me that I am a witness
Then they would not expect you here to testify.It is possible they decided they didn't need you.Unless they subpoena you then you are in the clear.No obligation to appear.
Thanks for letting me help you.I appreciate the chance to do so.
They don't always call people for various reasons even if you are on a list somewhere.
You should not worry here if they haven't subpoenaed you then no obligation here to appear.
Thanks for letting me clarify.
Well the thing is that I literary cannot return home where we lived with my boyfriend because he cannot speak or see me. That is quite an issue. The court date has not been set yet
They keep telling him that i am a witness but they never notified me. All other witnesses have been interviewed but no one is trying to contact me on that matter
You will just have to wait until it gets resolved.I wish I could tell you otherwise.Time sometimes is a good thing as these things can get resolved even dismissed.I know its hard.But they are often looking to see if there is going to be more problems and since there has not been maybe it gets resolved.If they haven't subpoenaed you then you have no obligations until they do.
This makes me think they aren't really trying to pursue it, maybe they drop it or offer something good to him to resolve it, try to be patient.I know its hard.
It will eventually get resolved or dismissed.
thanks for your help
You are so welcome.Thanks for the chat..
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