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if a witness doesn't show to court on the trial date what happens to the case?

but what if they never show will the case get thrown out

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This is a serious situation. You could be charged with contempt of court and be charged with a crime. historically I have not seen this however generally you would have to have a medical reason to miss a court date when you have been issued a subpoena. If you were never issued a subpoena that you have nothing to worry about. There on some exceptions for not showing up however such as medical or some type of emergency that was beyond your control. The court generally is somewhat understanding and will work with you. I would call them and advise them as soon as you can. The worst case is when you have the twelve jurors selected which may take three hours to get selected, and the case is ready to move forward, and the primary witness forgot to show up. At this point they have to reschedule the case for another date, and took up the time for the entire judicial system. The Judge is not happy at this point. Sometimes the Judge will order the police to find the witness, and bring them to court ASAP while the jury is waiting. I hope this helps. www.deltaforcepi.com Private Investigator

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Then the case is postponed.

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but what if they never show up would the case be thrown out.....
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If you are subpoenad then you may be fined for not attending. If the defence relys on your testimony then their case may be weakened which may affect the outcome.

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so it wont get thrown out ..... they have the witness statement but if the witness never comes will get get thrown out
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They cannot use the witness statement in court...it is hearsay and not considered to be reliable. The witness must be there in person to face the person accused and to answer questions from the defense attorney.
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Hard to say...depends what the case is all about and how your judge feels that day. I have seen nothing happen except a post pone and I have seen people get a warrant for their arrest.

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its s very very serious case and they need the witness cause thats the only one
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Are you ok? Are you safe?
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Is it a criminal case? Is the witness for the prosecution?
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yes and yes
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There are no hard and fast rules that would make it possible to predict the outcome without having all the facts, but the prosecution will ask the judge for a continuance (delay) while they try to find the witness. The defense will object. Whether or not the judge grants one depends on the situation. If the witness does not appear and the judge won't grant a continuance, if there is no other evidence to prove guilt, the case could be dismissed (probably would be). However, it could be dismissed without prejudice, meaning that the defendant would be released from custody, and the charges dropped while the prosecution searches for the witness, and once the witness is found, the defendant could be recharged with the crime (in this case, it is likely the witness would be held pending their testimony). Or it could be dismissed with prejudice, meaning that charges would be dropped and could not be brought again against that defendant.
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they have evidence they have stiff wit the witness name on it and a gun that was find in a car so do they need the witness if that have all that cause the witness is the victim in the case
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I am so sorry, but there's just no way for me to be able to answer that question without knowing all the facts of the case. It is possible that the witness is necessary to identify items of evidence. Police can't just pick up stuff and say it was part of the crime, there has to be evidence that connects the evidence to the defendant. For example, the witness might be necessary to identify items as belonging to him or her, having a name on the item doesn't necessarily mean that item belonged to them. If you are wondering if the case can go forward without you, and you are the victim...I can say that it is highly unlikely that the prosecutor could continue any case without the victim being present to testify. Very unlikely that the case would go forward, it would probably be dismissed and not brought again. This must be very frightening, I wish I could be more helpful, but there's no way to know from where here. Do the best you can to testify, it might take great courage. You are in my thoughts.
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"no way to know from where I sit."
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A case cant be thrown out. When a case is opened it has to be closed one day, either in the defendants favor or the prosecutors favor. If a witness doesn't show up, then the case will have one less witness to ask questions to. Just because a witness doesn't show up doesn't mean that the case is closed; there are usually more than one witnesses in order for the prosecutor (or the defence) to have a stronger case (along with other evidence).

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its only one witness and they do have evidence
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its not
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