I caught some juveniles breaking into my car and was asked to write a statement. I did that but didn't realize that could mean I'd be asked to testify in court. They didn't even take anything but a 99 cent item that I'm definitely not worried about. I only called the cops because I saw that they were doing it all around my neighborhood and didn't want someone else to get there things stolen. I really don't want to be involved in anything and this is giving me anxiety lol.
The prosecutor might subpoena you to appear in court. You might get a phone call first to determine if you have any useful information. If you receive a subpoena, you must appear.
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If you are subpoenaed, you are legally required to appear in court and answer questions truthfully. If you ignore a subpoena, there may be consequences.
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If the juveniles are apprehended they will appear in court. If they deny the charges, there will be a trial. If the prosecutor needs your testimony, they will issue a subpoena for you to appear in court and testify if necessary.
I agree with the previous answers. If you are served with a subpoena, you must appear in court and testify. Even if you no longer wish to pursue charges, the decision rests with the prosecutor. Realize that an overwhelming majority of cases get resolved without a trial.
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