My question involves criminal law for the state of: Texas
A few months (I think June?) ago, I was at my mothers house where her and her now ex-boyfriend were involved in a domestic situation. I did not see what happened, but I heard yelling and saw the injuries to my mother. She called the police and her boyfriend fled the scene. He was later apprehended and charged with misdemeanor domestic assault. I believe it has been enhanced to a felony due to priors, but am unsure.
When the police took down my witness statement, I simply told them to the effect of as follows: "I hear yelling. I did not personally see anybody hit anyone. I saw the cuts and bruises on my mother. She called the police. Boyfriend fled the scene."
My mother recently received a letter about a possible court date (although it says she doesn't need to attend). I guess he's contesting the charges. I was wondering If I will have to attend the trial as a witness? Everything I have to say has already been put into my statement. Are some circumstances where I might still be called? I have nothing more to offer this case than what I said in my report. If I am needed, will I have to go to the arraignment, or will i only have to show up for trial? And furthermore, how will my notice be delivered? Hand delivered? Mail? Certified mail?