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A writ requiring appearance in court to give testimony.

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What part of speech is the word subpoena?

Subpoena is a noun (a subpoena) and a verb (to subpoena).

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A subpoena can be withdrawn or quashed.

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Can you refuse a subpoena?

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Can they give you a subpoena on a Saturday?

Yes, they can serve you a subpoena on weekends.

What is the difference between a subpoena and a summons?

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How do you spell subpoena?

That is the correct spelling of the word "subpoena" (a court summons to testify).

Do they have to serve another subpoena when they refile a case that was dismissed?

summons or subpoena, yes

Who can serve a subpoena in California?

Any adult can serve a subpoena. They have to attest to the service.

Do you have to show up for a civil court subpoena?

Yes, you always have to show up if you receive a subpoena. Ignoring a subpoena could result in fines and/or jail.

What is the purpose of a subpoena?

The purpose of a subpoena is to get someone to come to court to either testify for you or against you. When a person gets this subpoena, they have no choice but to attend the court session.

What if subpoena duces tecum is returned unserved?

Returned unserved means that the subpoena was not served to its intended target. The subject of the subpoena must then be located and served.

WHAT is the difference between subpoena duces tecum and judicial subpoena?

A "subpoena duces tecum." directs an individual to come to court and directs that certain items be brought with them. A 'regular' subpoena simply directs the individual to come to court.

Is the following sentence grammatically correct - Can you have the sheriff effect service of the subpoena?

It would be much cleaner as:"Can you have the sheriff serve the subpoena?"or - "Will the sheriff serve the subpoena?"

Can you subpoena information without the assistance of a lawyer?

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Is a subpoena mandatory to go to court?

Yes. You can serve jail time for not respecting a subpoena.

How long is a subpoena valid for in Florida?

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What does it mean to receive a subpoena?

Exactly what it means depends on the content of the subpoena. In general terms, a subpoena is a court order to produce evidence, which can include testimony. If the subpoena commands you to appear and testify in court, then you must do so or you can be arrested for contempt of court.

How do you quash a subpoena?

File a motion to quash (rescind) with the court where the subpoena was issued. If the judge agrees that the subpoena has no merit he or she will declare it invalid. Usually filing such a motion is the only way to have a subpoena rescinded other than the attorney who issued it voluntarily canceling it.

Do you have to sign for a subpoena?


How would I serve Home Depot with a subpoena?

Call 605-331-1662 for their Subpoena Dept.

What does the word executed mean in a subpoena document?

It means that whatever was called for in the subpoena was carried out as ordered.

How long would you be in jail for if served a subpoena?

A subpoena requires you to appear in court, not go to jail.

Where do you serve a records subpoena on Wells Fargo?

A Wells Fargo subpoena should be delivered to the owner of Wells Fargo. The subpoena could also be delivered to Wells Fargo's attorneys.

How do you subpoena someone to court from home?

If you have an attorney representing you, he or she can create the subpoena and have it served on the witness. If you don't have representation, you must ask the court to issue the subpoena. You may then be required to pay the costs for a process server, constable, or deputy sheriff to serve the subpoena on the witness.