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Old 05-04-2018, 05:07 AM   #1
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Can an officer refuse to testify in a ticket case that goes to court?
The officer says even if we issue a subpoena he is not going to be there, is that possible? Doesn't he have to appear?
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:32 AM   #2
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If the court issue a subpoena to the police officer he is legally bound to appear before the Court on the date mentioned in the subpoena, otherwise it will be a contempt of court.
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:17 PM   #3
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Can an officer refuse to testify in a ticket case that goes to court?
The officer says even if we issue a subpoena he is not going to be there, is that possible? Doesn't he have to appear?
Did he tell you that on the side of the road when he was giving you the ticket?

Don't believe a word of it.

He'll be there.

That's what he gets paid for.
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I wish to inform you that you may ask your local court if you have the right of "discovery" and how to write a letter demanding access to the policeman's notes. To obtain the officer's notes, you must make a specific written request for the disclosure of all notes or documents relevant to your case. If you get no response to your discovery request within three weeks, you will need to go to court and make a "pre-trial motion" to ask the judge to order the police to release the notes to you. If your discovery request has still been ignored when your trial date rolls around, you may want to ask the judge to dismiss your case. Further, you may contact an attorney and seek guidance.

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I wish to inform you that you may ask your local court if you have the right of "discovery".
What on Earth does this have to do with the OP's question??????
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Can an officer refuse to testify in a ticket case that goes to court?
The officer says even if we issue a subpoena he is not going to be there, is that possible? Doesn't he have to appear?
A few traffic courts that I know handle the case by document submission, meaning nobody has to appear in person.

Just FYI.

You might check how your local court handles such tickets.
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