I was having an argument with my dad and got hit in the face on school property a few months ago, and my boyfriend called and reported the incident to the police and so the cop who works at my school saw the incident on the security cam. I gave an interview to the police and said I specifically was NOT pressing charges, because he had never hit me before. But I understand the DA can press charges without my consent.
A few months have gone by, and I haven't heard any word from the DA or police or anyone. But my dad said the DA was pressing charges anyways, and he is being charged with DV. And my family is strongly discouraging me to testify against my father, but I'm 18 and I can choose to testify or not.
That is a little of the back story, and I don't know anything about DV laws in the state of Oregon. If I'm subpoenaed to show up in court, I will, but can they subpoena me to testify? My family basically told me I can refuse to testify. Can't I get in trouble if I refuse when they'be already told me to testify?
I really need an opinion of an outsider. Thanks!