can i refuse to give evidence in court?
i have been told by witness protection i need to read my statement out in court when i'm called
i was informed i can tell the prosecution solicitor i wish not to give evidence by arriving at court i am answering the summons, however i can not be forced into entering the court and giving evidence is this not the case then?
it was something that happend a year ago and i was drinking at time in truth i can't remember what happend. so i now wish not to give any evidence however i did make the statement and i have been summoned.
is there nothing i can do to prevent giving evidence in court without getting a fine/inprisoned?
i was told to say this on the day "good morning you will note i have answered the terms of my witness statement, i will not however be giving evidence today"
so even if i say this and explain about not remembering plus drinking, and they call me i must go into the court and give evidence?
i'm not happy i went to the police tonight and withdrew my stament and now i don't have to attend court
i want my money back as clearly you stated i could not do this
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