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The answer to your question is yes, you should appear in court that day. If you do not, then the court will hold you in contempt of court. A finding of contempt can result in jail time. That is the short answer. Of course, whether you're ordered to jail depends on the judge's discretion and the applicable law, but I would also recommend that you appear. Even if you want the charges dropped, showing up and giving truthful testimony will keep both you and him out of jail.
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