What happens if a witness/victim does not show up in court to testify in Guilford, North Carolina.
My wife has been charged with simple assault against me, her husband. She is also charged with filing a false police report and conspiracy. She has asked me not to show up in court (because I have given testimony to investigators that would implicate her). If I did not show up, what would be my consequences? Could she sue me for filing charges if she is not convicted? Should I need to seek out an attorney of my own? She has invited me to meet with hers - is that a bad idea?