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So you get called by a detective to appear in court...

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by 0uTkAsT, May 26, 2011.

  1. 0uTkAsT

    0uTkAsT [OP] Gun Toting Gearhead

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    Do you *have* to show up? They want me to testify as a witness in a DUI/hit-and-run that happened over a year ago. The trial is in the middle of the week and would cause me to miss work. Can I do a recorded statement or anything instead? I just got promoted again and I'm supposed to be training that week. Missing work would really suck ass.

    ETA: Internet legal advice FTW!
     
  2. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    Just keep in mind that without your testimony they may not be able to make the case, and a drunk driver will get off scott free
     
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    0uTkAsT [OP] Gun Toting Gearhead

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    True I guess, but from what I understand this individual has a history of DUIs, so shouldn't it be a pretty open and shut case?

    What happened was they rear-ended me and fled the scene. I saw the driver was a blonde female as she drove away, and I included that in my report. When DPS stopped the car a few blocks away, apparently a man was driving and the blonde female was in the passenger seat. The blonde owned the car and it was insured under her name but her license was suspended because of a prior DUI. Both driver and passenger failed the sobriety test and both were arrested based on my report that the female was driving.

    I guess maybe they can't use my report if I don't appear or something? It's just crappy timing, and they only gave me 6 days notice, not even enough time to put in PTO for the day I'll be missing or anything.
     
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    how long will it take? can you work a half day and still make it? im sure the boss will understand.
     
  5. jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    unless you're launching a space shuttle, i don't see how your boss would/could hold you from going or punish you in anyway for taking off.
     
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    Watari06V6 Faster than a speeding ticket

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    wow-its a damn if you do and damn if you dont situation.
     
  7. 0uTkAsT

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    I work 5am - 1:30pm and the court appearance is around 10am on the opposite side of the Valley from where I work. I might be able to get a couple hours in in the morning and fly over there but hardly enough time to be worth the trouble.
    I'm a manager in a legal/finance department for the world's largest payment processor. Missing one day of work, even training, can cause a week of ticket backlogs in the queues I work.
    Pretty much. I don't want to see the woman walk but if it's possible my testimony is just the "nail in the coffin" that could be achieved with a recorded statement or affidavit instead I'd much rather do that.
     
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    x2. Your going to court. Its not like your on a hangover and don't want to show up to work
     
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    Prior criminal record does NOT equal guilty this go round



    I think you should talk to your boss first chance and explain that you were rear ended by a drunk and you have to be in court on that day etc etc
     
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    IDK about your state, but in oregon its against the law for a business to make you work when you have a court request. They cant doc you more pay then what will be missed, or fire you or punish you in anyway.

    But to the OP, just call the court or whoever is handling the case and see if a supervised recorded statement is sufficient and explain your circumstances, best i got for ya..
     
  11. 0uTkAsT

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    That's for jury duty, etc. This is different, from what I understand.
    Ah... I trust your word on this. I'll have to talk with my RVP to see what can be done.



    ETA: I just checked my voicemail, they're subpoenaing me to appear anyways so I have no choice lol. At least with a subpoena I have something to show the VP when I tell her. The detective is supposedly going to serve me in person, I'll just call him in the morning and make it easy on him.
     
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    Advice --> :boink: <-- OuTkAsT

    That's a question you might want to ask a professional
     
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    well hey i respect that, but at the end of the day, i would think you would have to go. and on a moral/possibly legal standpoint definitely (IMHO) should go.

    and to snowgod, yes, i believe that's also the law in NC.
     
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    I hear you, but
    doesn't matter now anyways haha.

    BTW, the detective sounded like he was having the longest week of his life. Maybe it'll make his day to have something go smoothly for him.
     
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    wow. well, question answered then lol. have fun?!
     
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    i agree with just calling him tomorrow and telling him you will go, no need to serve you lol. Maybe give him a hug lol, brighten his day :rofl:
     
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    Or coffee and a doughnut? :D

    I know, I'm a bastard.
     
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