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I have been summoned to Lisbon as a witness to a theft. I

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I have been summoned to Lisbon as a witness to a theft. I have no wish to travel to Lisbon to spend at least one day in court ( all at my own expense), when the thief is not Portuguese and probably won't show up anyway. I will be subject to a fine and possible imprisonment should I not attend.
Please let me know if you can advise me on this matter, or refer me to someone who can.
Thank you
Roy Hilyer
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 11 months ago.

Notwithstanding anything the citation says, a court in Lisbon has no power to cite someone living in England as a witness to a court case there.

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