Is my friend required to appear in the state in which she wrote the bad checks to pay them?
With old cases, a lawyer may be able to resolve them without the defendant needing to show up in court, saving you the trouble and expense of travel back to Massachusetts to personally appear in court. It may be possible to enter a Motion for a Speedy Trial on the defendant's, cite the hardship and difficulty of travel, and waive the court appearance. The answer will dpend on the charges and all the facts involved. In old cases, frequently any evidence is gone, old witnesses are missing, police officers have retired, and the state essentially has no evidence anymore. If so, the lawyer may get the court to dismiss the case entirely. Please refer to the attorney directory at the following link:http://lawyers.uslegal.com/criminal-law/massachusetts/