Can you testify in superior court if not subpoena'd?
No, not unless you are subpoeana'd by one side or the other. A person can voluntarily testify without being subpoenaed as long as one party or another calls the person as a witness. Expert witnesses are hired to testify in court; therefore they also testify without being subpoenaed. ...
Asked in Criminal Law, Court Procedure
What would happen if you are subpoenaed to appear in court as a witness or to give a deposition and you fail to appear?
A warrant will be issued for your arrest because this is considered as being in 'contempt of court' . ...
How much can you expect to get paid for being a witness in court?
You don't get paid for being a witness. A bit more: The only people who are paid to testify in court are those who testify not as a subpoenaed witness, but in a professional capacity, such as doctors, psychologists, forensic experts, etc. Their fees can be quite high for their service, ranging anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Another View: Although this may depend on the state you reside in, witnesses subpoenaed on behalf of the state's criminal case...
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement
Does someone under 18 have to give a witness statement to the police if they dont want too?
No one can be compelled to give a statement to the police, regardless of age. You can be subpoenaed (ordered to appear in court or some other location) to give a statement under oath at a deposition or before a grand jury. If you refuse to respond to the subpoena, you can be held in contempt of court. Added: . . . or if a material witness to a serious offense and refusing to cooperate, risk being charged with 'Obstruction of Justice.' ...
Asked in Criminal Law, US Constitution, LSAT
Does the law require a witness in murder trial to testify?
If you mean in the United States, there's an awful lot they CAN do to push you into testifying in a case like that -- assuming you mean that you're being subpoenaed by the District Attorney's Office to testify for the Prosecution. However, if you are being put under pressure to testify FOR the defendant as a witness for the Defense, you will have a far greater chance of refusing to testify. ...
Does the victim have to testify in a domestic violence case?
Not always. However, the state (district attorney or prosecutor) has the ability to file a motion with the court to hold any witness in contempt of court for refusing to testify. The judge would then decide whether the witness has some legal reason to avoid having to testify, or may possibly put the witness in jail for contempt of court for contiinuing to refuse after being ordered to testify. ...
Do you need special certification to be an expert witness?
Being an expert witness may require special certification. It is usually based on trainign, skill, and experience. Expert witness are also known as professional witness. ...
Asked in Student Loans and Financial Aid
Can a debt collector refuse a payment if you offer to pay?
can a debt collector refuse payment after it is offered after being swiched from one company to another and not being 30 day notice ...
Asked in Books and Literature
Is there going to being another series of silent witness?
Series 15 of Silent Witness starts late 2011/ early 2012
Asked in Criminal Law
Can a victim be accepted as witness in criminal trial?
Yes; as long as it is not the one being accused, any person must be a witness if asked to do so. ...
Witness revolves around a murder witnessed by a person who is?
The witness is Amish. In addition to being Amish, the witness is also a very young boy, who witnessed the murder in a public men's room in a subway station. ...
What if a patient has gonorrhea can they refuse medical treatment?
Any patient, being of sound mind, and not under court order can refuse any medical treatment. ...
Asked in Dating
How do you refuse being someones girlfriend?
Stand up for yourself and tell them NO I am sorry But i don't want to be your girlfriend. If that doesn't work then bring someone with you for a witness and say the same thing. And if that still doesn't work then i would consider looking into the situation your in as a Abusive behavior with a possibility that he/she is a stalker ...
Asked in Criminal Law
What is the difference between being subpoenaed for a state crime and a federal crime?
Except for the fact that for one you'll be appearing in state court and the other you'll be appearing in federal court, nothing. ...