MY BOYFRIEND IS ON PAROLE AND I WAS TO THAT THEY ARE GOING TO SUBPOENA ME TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIM BECAUSE OF A BRUSE ON MY ARM FROM HIM GRABBING ME. I DID WRITE A STATEMENT BECAUSE MY BOYFRIEND LIED AND SAID THAT I SCRATCHED HIS ARM WHEN IN FACT HE SCRATCHED IS OWN ARM WHEN HE PUNCHED A HOLE THROUGH A DOOR. THE OFFICERS ONLY HAD HIS SIDE OF THE STORY BECAUSE I WASNT THERE WHEN THEY SHOWED UP SO THEY HAD HIM AS THE VICTUM IN A FAMILY VIOLENCE CHARGE. I WROTE A STATEMENT JUST TO GET THE STORY STRAIGHT NOT TO PRESS CHARGES ON HIM! WHAT CAN I DO TO GET OUT OF THIS? THIS IS OUT OF CONTROL AND I FEEL AS IF I WAS TRICKED INTO WRITING A STATEMENT. I DO NOT WANT TO SEND MY BABYS FATHER TO JAIL FOR YEARS OVER A BRUSE ON MY ARM. AND I REALY CANT SAY FOR A FACT THAT I GOT THE BRUSE THAT NIGHT?I WAS ASKED AT THE VERY BEGINING IF I WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE TESTIFYING IN COURT ON WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT AND I TOLD THEM ONE I WOULD NOT WANT TO DO THAT AT ALL. WHAT CAN I DO TO GET OUT OF HAVING TO DO THIS?? WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DONT GO OR WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I CHANGE MY STORY FROM MY STATEMENT?
The short answer is yes, you have to appear if you are served with a subpoena.
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If subpoenaed you have to go to court. If you do not show up, a deputy most likely will be sent to find you.
Best bet is to get with your boyfriend's attorney and tell him you will sign an affidavit of non-prosecution, assuming he is charged with an assault offense.
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