Special NC Statute that Forces Witnesses to Testify in Court

Accident victims may find themselves in a predicament where a witness refuses to come to court and testify. In North Carolina, there is a statute that provides witnesses must come to court. (Witnesses that reside 100 miles or more away usually opt for a video deposition.) Brent Adams, board-certified trial lawyer in North Carolina, explains more about this provision in the video above.

Sometimes an accident victim's case could benefit from a witness' statement, but the witness may refuse to come to court and cooperate. There is a statute in North Carolina law that requires a witness to come to court (or provide a video deposition). However, the law does not require them to cooperate when they are present - learn more about the powers and limits of this particular area of law in the video above.