Will a case be dismissed if no wintess show

My husband has a agg assault charge Nd im suppose to be main witness is it true that if i dont appear to court they will dismiss tye case and let him free

Houston, TX -

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Evan Edward Pierce-Jones

Evan Edward Pierce-Jones

Criminal Defense Attorney - San Angelo, TX
Answered

It is not possible to know the impact of an absent witness on a criminal trial without knowing all of the evidence available. So, your question cannot be answered based on what you tell us here.

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Macy Michelle Jaggers

Macy Michelle Jaggers

Criminal Defense Attorney - Dallas, TX
Answered

Maybe. It depends whether the State has any other admissible evidence against him. His attorney should be able to advise you on this.

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Priscilla Tommye Bush

Priscilla Tommye Bush

Criminal Defense Attorney - Houston, TX
Answered

There are many types of evidence that could be admitted against the defendant in this type of trial. 911 calls, photos, other witness testimony, medical records or statements made to medical personnel, or even in some limited cases statements you may have made outside of court. There is no way way to know if the State will go forward without knowing what evidence they have and even then it would just be an educated guess. The State has the right to take even cases with very little evidence to trial. Talk to the defense attorney on the case. And know that prosecutors sometimes refuse to dismiss until the day of trial just in case the witness shows.

David B Pittman

David B Pittman

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Fort Myers, FL
Answered

There is no telling. There is automatic dismissal for this.

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