I am the only witness to crime that took place a few months ago. The crime wasn't anything considered severe, I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Now, there are numerous reasons as to why I do not want to take the stand. None of which I wish to disclose, so please keep your opinions to yourselves.
I have been summoned to appear in court and I will. I am not going to be arrested for not appearing due to a crime someone else committed.
My question is, while I know I have to appear, I have found online that they cannot force a person to give evidence or even get in the witness box to begin with.
Has anyone actually refused to enter the witness box? Or are there any consequences for being what they consider to be "uncooperative"?