What to do if I received a notice in the mail stating that I have to come to court for regarding a lady I had helped when she wrecked her car?

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What to do if I received a notice in the mail stating that I have to come to court for regarding a lady I had helped when she wrecked her car?

Apparently she made a falsified report. What do I do as a witness legally if I don’t remember any of the facts? Will they charge me?

Asked on November 22, 2013 under Criminal Law, Maryland

Answers:

Paula McGill / Paula J. McGill, Attorney at Law

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

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Just answer truthfully and don't guess.  

You won't get into trouble if you don't remember every single detail.  However, you do have to show up and testify to the best of your knowledge if the subpoena is lawful.  If there are documents available, the court may allow either side to refresh your recollection with those documents.  

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You need to go and just testify truthfully.  If you do not remember, you do not remember.  There is nothing to charge you with for not remembering.  Just be honest and you will be fine.


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