If you fail to appear in response to a subpoena, you could be arrested.
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It's not a good idea to ignore a subpoena. You may want to talk to an attorney in your area to see if you can get the subpoena quashed.
As for the other person you're concerned about, it depends on what you were going to say. If he doesn't have the benefit of your positive testimony, that could hurt his parole chances. On the other hand, if you were going to say "don't release him," obviously his chances of getting out are better without that negative testimony.
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While I am not a TX lawyer, I have done several parole hearings. If you believe your testimony is going to hurt his chances of parole, you should speak to a local attorney about quashing the subpoena.
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