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Hi I was assaulted early in the year by my brother he is a aholic anyway I dropped the charges to keep the peace within the family and now I've been summon to court by the magistrate do I have to attend as I've heard the courts won't pursue me if I don't turn up is this true can you give as much info as possible many thanks
Hi jo its not me who is trouble with the police my brother assaulted me while he was intoxicated at the time i pressed charges which i later dropped then the magistrates issued me a summons to witness as written on the letter to attend court now my brother was told by his solicitor which i heard on the grapevine if i don't attend nothing will happen to me if i don't turn up despite me being summon to court and the case will be thrown out however i believe his solicitor is not working for my interests so i wanted to get the proper info from someone who knows about this stuff and not relying on hearsay
have called police 3-4 times cant be exact but only on this occasion did i pressed charges
just my brother
No the other times were quite a while back and the more recent call to police was back in February I think
Just 1 more thing to clarified with answer I already have a summons issue against me to attend court if I don't go will they be likely they will issue a warrant for my arrest for not turning up. My brother solicitor said's if I don't turn up the case will go for adjournment and collapsed and won't get arrested and how accurate is that information from your perspective