If the person has been properly subpoenaed and they don't appear, then the judge could order a writ of attachment (arrest) and have a deputy come take them to jail. If not properly subpoenaed, there is no consequence. The witness should call a local criminal defense attorney for more info.
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If not under subpoena, then no requirement to attend. If under subpoena, then failure to attend could result in a deputy coming to bring that person to court.
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