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Would it be a problem if i did not attend the last day of my

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would it be a problem if i did not attend the last day of my trial? what could be the consequences?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Is this a criminal trial?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it is, the last day of a sexual offence trial where I need to complete giving evidence and the defence and the prosecution going to sum up their case
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
are you going to be long to respond ?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Then they will probably issue a warrant for your arrest.

They may continue in your absence although probably the police would be given time to pick you up on arrest.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok, beause it is a sexual offence it is not comfortable talking over the phone
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
if they continue in my absense what would be the consequences? would my barrister be allowed to sum my defence ?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
would the jury be retire to consider the verdict ?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
would the verdict is likely to be a convict?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
or would be there any chance of aquitter as they have most of the evidence now apart from the few questions left by the proescution
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Yes, there is always a chance.

Reaiistically though not attending is a decision that will look bad.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
well I have to go and see my mum she is really ill and i do not want to loose her as if she were to die without me seeing her I would never forgive myself. also I experienced a migrane on the day i was giving evidence which compromised my ability to answer correctly and precisely. can I request for that to be repeated as it has not finished yet anyway.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
could that be considered a good reason?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hi, it seems like it has been a mistake, as I had a one telephone call with a great solicitor, but only one telephone call. this is was not from you its from your colleqe Alic C. therefore I did not have a telephone call from you but i was charged for/ in short i had one telephone call but was charged for two. so would it be possible to refund one of the charges. thanks