What happens if the complainant doesn't ...

Asked by Anonymous on 16-03-2022 16:36:24
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

What happens if the complainant doesn't show up in court?

Can he/she get a warrant of arrest?

Or they will just withdraw the case ?

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 20-03-2022 08:58:09

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The complainant is just a witness. So if the witness doesn't arrive in court, then the court must subpoena the witness. If the witness doesn't comply with the subpoena, then the court can issue a warrant of arrest to ensure that the witness attends court.

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