Asked by Michelle on 29-07-2023 12:14:28
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Western Cape
2 years ago I was a passenger with a friend driving early hours of the morning. She hit a pedestrian crossing infront of her car, travelling on his bicyle & he did not survive. She was arrested & I gave a statement to the police the next morning. I haven't spoken to her since. She contacted me early this morning stating that her trial starts in August & said that "the court doesn't want me to testify as a witness but that her lawyer does. I told her that if I don't have to testify as a witness I would rather not.
I want to know, if her lawyer subpoena's me, even thought I've already said I do not want anything to do with the trial, do I have rights to refuse, or do I have no choice and no right to say no due to the subpoena?
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