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I have been sent a Notice to attend court as a witness , its at crown court .

 

 

I spotted an intruder in my work place ,

alerted a few people and he managed to escape before caught .

 

 

The police later arrested him as he was known to them (serial offender) and has been charged with several offences .

 

 

I have been given a date to attend court and have had to do a statement ,

 

 

but now dates keep being changed and as I do two jobs this is affecting my income,

as I cant confirm shifts that are being offered to me as I have to keep dates free to possibly attend court .

 

 

As I have already given a statement - do I have to attend court as a witness or can I decline ?

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I have been sent a Notice to attend court as a witness , its at crown court .

 

 

I spotted an intruder in my work place ,

alerted a few people and he managed to escape before caught .

 

 

The police later arrested him as he was known to them (serial offender) and has been charged with several offences .

 

 

I have been given a date to attend court and have had to do a statement ,

 

 

but now dates keep being changed and as I do two jobs this is affecting my income,

as I cant confirm shifts that are being offered to me as I have to keep dates free to possibly attend court .

 

 

As I have already given a statement - do I have to attend court as a witness or can I decline ?

 

If you have been sent a witness summons, you must appear.

If you don't, the court can issue a "no bail" warrant for your arrest.

 

This could mean, for example, that you get arrested on a Friday night, and the police cannot bail you from custody, and keep you in custody until you can be brought before the Crown Court on the following Monday.

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Thanks for the replies I will get TiL for the days I have to attend court from my main job and stood down off any shifts I am working , but the second job I do - I get offered shifts in advance which I cant confirm due to the trial . They keep changing the dates I have to attend and basically don't want me to book any holidays etc for the next 6 months which is a pain . But as highlighted looks as if I have no option but to attend :(

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Surprised that you can be forced to attend court for simply witnessing an event, and even be treated as a criminal for not attending.

 

You would prefer that criminals escape prosecution by there being no witnesses attending court because it wasn't convenient for them?

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You would prefer that criminals escape prosecution by there being no witnesses attending court because it wasn't convenient for them?

 

I would prefer witnesses to come forward on their own without having to do so under duress. Also, if it can have consequences in the future on them for being a witness such as putting them at risk of retaliation.

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Something else is going on here that the op isn't telling us. A witness can't be forced to go to court like that

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I would prefer witnesses to come forward on their own without having to do so under duress. Also, if it can have consequences in the future on them for being a witness such as putting them at risk of retaliation.

 

If you don't want to go to court : don't give a statement to the police.

There is no legal (although there may be a moral) obligation to do so.

The CPS can then make the decision regarding prosecution based on the statements given, knowing the witnesses will be available.

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Normally only in major cases. If its minor, its up to the witness to give evidence or not.

Any advice i give is my own and is based solely on personal experience. If in any doubt about a situation , please contact a certified legal representative or debt counsellor..

 

 

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