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Will your friend consider dropping the charges completely as well as her request for a Restraining Order ?
I havent asked her because i am already apprehensive given the fact that she went behind my back and proceeded with this case nd I don't know who is advising her or if she will inform the court that I am contacting her to drop charges
Hi, Mya, I understand what you are saying and I feel badly for the position you are in,
" do I need to go even though I havent received a summons or does my previous statement in the police station count in this instance? "
You are in a very difficult position because if she proceeds with the case, you will be asked to testify. If the Court feels that your statement to the police is not enough, and the Court wants you to personally appear and testify, the Court can issue a Subpoena and compel you to go to Court. A Subpoena is like a Court Order and you can be held in Contempt of Court if you do not obey the Subpoena.
If you are served with a Subpoena and must go to Court, then when you are asked specific questions, you can always say something like,
"Everything happened so fast, I just cannot remember specifics.........."
The Court cannot penalize you for not remembering and it will be that much harder for them to convict your fiancé if you say that you cannot remember specific details of what happened that evening. This way, you will not be helping convict your fiancé, and your friend cannot complain that you did not come to Court as a witness,
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In this instance is her case a sound one?
She had no injuries or any proof of such.. and he didnt do anything out of malice does she still have a valid case
It is very difficult, if not impossible for me to say how sound her case is because I do not know what she told the police, and I do not know how she will present herself on the witness stand. Some people can be very convincing. In addition, the police officer who came to the car when she called for the police, might also testify as to how she appeared to them when they arrived.
Please understand that there are so many variables and so many things that can be brought up in Court, that it would be impossible for someone on the outside such as myself, to be able to give an accurate assessment of the case. The fact that she did not have any injuries will be in your fiancé's favor,
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