My charge is a misdemeanor child abuse my kid has a bump on the head and they charge me for that.
Your question is not clear. There would be no reason for your wife to sign a subpoena. If she does not testify against you (which no one can force her to do), it might be hard to prove the case against you, unless the prosecution has other incriminating evidence.
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Service of the subpoena is complete at the time it is tendered to her personally even if merely dropped at her feet. There is no requirement to sign for it like a Certified or Registered letter.
If your wife fails to appear on the date and at the time she was directed to come to court, the Judge could order a bench warrant for her arrest. Your wife could also be fined for disobedience of a subpoena, found in contempt of court and jailed.
The better way to approach what you are trying to accomplish is to retain a private criminal defense attorney for her BEFORE any of the above occurs. The attorney might be able to persuade the DA prosecuting your case to dismiss the charges against you IF there is no other evidence that you committed the child abuse.
Hope this helps you understand the process.
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