Singer Rihanna has been subpoenaed for the up coming criminal case against Chris Brown. Her attorney’s have publicly stated that she was served with a criminal subpoena served on behalf of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office for the June 22, 2009 hearing.
Under state law, if she fails to appear after being properly served with the subpoena, she could be arrested and jailed. However, former Deputy District Attorney Michael Kraut, now managing attorney of the Kraut Criminal & DUI Lawyers, has stated that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has a policy of not arresting domestic violence victims if they fail to appear or testify at a criminal hearing.
The June 22, 2009 hearing, will be a preliminary hearing in which the prosecution must put forth evidence to show that a crime was committed and that the evidence points to Chris Brown committing the crime.
If she testifies as expected, it is likely that Chris Brown will be held to answer on several serious felony crimes.
If you have been arrested for a Los Angeles domestic violence incident or you are under investigation for Southern California domestic violence case please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.