We have a court date scheduled for early march 2012. We have a copy of his wife's appointment for the day, the weather report, and the permits. I am wondering if there is any chance that this will be thrown out on compassionate grounds. What was he to do when his wife, in her condition, was on the verge of collapsing? He is living on an income if less than $1000/month.
Also, he will be out of the country on the date of the trial, visiting his late wife's family and settling an insurance matter. We are wondering if we have a written statement signed by him and notarized, if it is admissible on the trial date.
In terms of going before the JP or to trial, I think that could be problematic without your father present. Written statements typically arenÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t admissible on their own, since they canÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t be questioned, etc. IÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢m not really sure what you could testify to as well since you werenÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t present, and your explanation, though I'm sure truthful, would be considered hearsay and inadmissible.