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VIC Subpoena in a Case I Know Nothing About?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Jumper222, 18 October 2016.

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  1. Jumper222

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    I've been told I will be supoenaed to be questioned about a defendant in a case that I'm not involved in & know nothing about. Are they able to do this? It's not a criminal case.
     
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    Yes, they can.
     
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    Do they have to pay costs associated? I have small children. I would have to hire a babysitter or take with me. I live in NSW & it's in VIC.
     
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    What are my options in regards to the emotional stress it's already putting me through (defendant abused me 16 years ago & I haven't seen them since. I have tried to move on and forget) and the emotional/mental health issues having to be subjected to questioning about the past? They have my police statement from when it happened.
     
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    You can ask for costs, or you can ask to appear by telephone.

    Nothing you can really do about the emotional distress, unfortunately, other than speak to a counsellor and ask to have a support person present for the hearing.
     
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