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If I get robbed and help id the robber, do I have to testify at court?

I got robbed on the street and the cops got the guy because I helped id him. I still have nightmares about all of it and prefer to not have anything to do with any of it anymore. I just want to move on and the last thing I want to do is have to see him again. If I testify in court I'll have to see him, right? But if I don't testify does that mean he might not get put in jail?


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    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    You will be testifying because the prosecutor will subpoena you. IF you do not testify all charges that concern you will be dropped.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 2/8/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Right, you probably will have to testify if he does not take a plea deal. If you do not then he wins and will continue to do evil acts.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 2/7/2013
    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    You are a material witness to a crime and the prosecutor can force to to appear in court if he wants to. The judge can force you to testify if he wants to and your option is to go to jail and wait until the judge says you are released.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 2/7/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    If your testimony is the main evidence against the robber, you will have to testify. If you do not and there is little or no corroborating evidence against him, he may go free.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 2/6/2013
    Jason Savela | Connell-Savela
    250 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 301
    Boulder, CO 80302
    (303) 865-4545
    If defendant wants trial, you will have to testify to convict but, often the DA will work out a deal especialy if you tell them you prefer not to testify.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado - Replied: 2/6/2013
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