I was robbed, a felony, last year. They caught the guy, mostly because he confessed. However, I received 6 subpoenas requiring me to appear in court & I showed up. Each time, the defendant didn't show. Since he's been on house arrest since last month, I really don't get why the police didn't do anything to make him appear. Before house arrest, he was in jail for 10 months. No one bothered to make sure he appeared. But me? I was threatened by the police that a bench warrant would be issued for ME if I didn't show, even though the defendant didn't.
Yesterday I sat in that courtroom (again), kind of disgusted that they kept halting the other cases in order to take 1/2 breaks to see if the defendant had shown up, which of course he didn't. I had to take 1 bus & a cab to get there.
Has anyone else experienced this? Where the victim is threatened with arrest & having the defendant not show - 3 times?