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Criminal Practice –  Criminal Contempt – Subpoenaed Witness – Failure to Appear – Appeals – Judge’s Testimony (access required)

  Where defendant was served with a subpoena to testify in an assault on a female case, the trial court could find her in criminal contempt for failing to appear. Defendant’s failure to appear was equivalent to a willful refusal to testify. We affirm the trial court’s order finding defendant in criminal contempt. Although the show cause order ...

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