I'm a domestic violence victim. The Case was dismissed yesterday (@Fullerton, California) but I didn't go to trial. I didn't receive the subpoena but I know they we're looking for me before the case was over. I was hiding cause, I'm too scared to go to the trial.
If you were served with a subpoena but didn't go to court, you could be charged with violating a court order.
If they never found you and you were never served, then you can't get in trouble for failing to appear in court.
Will they keep looking for you? That's impossible to determine. In some cases, the DA can refile a dismissed case. The prosecution might have asked the judge to dismiss the case so they could start over from the beginning and have more time to locate you.
This is NOT legal advice. It is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer, and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should always consult PRIVATELY with an attorney.
If the case was dismissed and you didn't get subpoenaed, you should be in the clear. The chances of them refiling this case are dependent on how serious this domestic violence case was/is. If it was a misdemeanor, chances are less likely that they'll refile.
If you were not served with the subpoena in person, then you are not in any "trouble." It sounds like you could use some advice and help regarding the situation, good luck to you.
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