Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

Can a victim/ witness leave and move to another state while the case is still going on?

Asked on 7/29/13, 6:25 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

Yes, unless the court orders otherwise. I suggest that if you are a victim/ witness and plan to move, that you at least speak to the DA on the case.

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Answered on 7/29/13, 8:46 pm

Zadik Shapiro Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro

But if the DA knows you are leaving you may be served with a subpoena before you leave.

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Answered on 7/29/13, 10:00 pm
Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman

Yes. It would be unjust to take away any of the victim's rights in order to prosecute the person who harmed her. Her departure won't necessarily have any impact on the case, since she can come back in order to testify at trial.

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Answered on 7/30/13, 11:02 am

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