I am a victim of spouse abuse.If i dont show up for court against him ,will they dismiss the charge ? We live in Florida.
2 Answers from Attorneys
No. The state can proceed without you. If the state does issue you a subpoena you must comply or you risk being arrested for contempt.
If there are no witnesses then the state won't be able to prove the charge. That being said, depending on the jurisdiction the state will either reset the case or it may eventually be dismissed. You can be held in contempt for not showing up.
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