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My friend got in a fight and broke someone s jaw and left before

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My friend got in a fight and broke someone s jaw and left before investigation can he ever return to Ireland
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

When was this and what would you like to know please?

JACUSTOMER-86jpr69h- :

Just before Christmas if he stays away for a year or two Wil this ho away

JACUSTOMER-86jpr69h- :

What I mean if he's not there for the investigation what will happen Wil it be able to go to to court if he returns a year or two later

Alex Watts : Was he the victim or the one that did the damage?
Alex Watts : was he arrested or bailed?
JACUSTOMER-86jpr69h- :

He done the damage the victim hasn't gone to the police yet

JACUSTOMER-86jpr69h- :

Basically what I want to no is if he's not the for an investigation can a trial still go ahead or is there a certain lent of Time that he could return without having to face a trial

Alex Watts : No
Alex Watts : He would need to be charged and tried.
Alex Watts : If he has not been charged he can not be convicted in his absence.
Alex Watts : If he had been charged then did a runner, he could be tried in his absence.
Alex Watts : Does that help?
JACUSTOMER-86jpr69h- :

And if he returned in a year or two can he still be charged

Alex Watts : Depending on the Injuries - yes
Alex Watts :

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