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I have a 17 year old son that witnessed a fight in January

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I have a 17 year old son that witnessed a fight in January 2013 and has been subpoenaed to appear in court as a witness on August 1st. Is this something that I should hire a lawyer for in order to prep him for court?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you.

Hello again, Kevin. You are very welcome.

Yes, I would typically retain an attorney to represent your son under these circumstances. Testifying in court can be intimidating even for adults. Since he is a minor, I would hire an attorney to prepare him and be there to guide him through the court proceedings.

The attorney could also evaluate whether there are any grounds to quash the subpoena and whether there might be a concern that your son might incriminate himself, in which case he could invoke his right to remain silent when called.

If this involves a criminal la case, I would typically retain a criminal law attorney to represent him.

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