Subpoena Lawyers

Authored by , LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law

Find a Lawyer

What is a Subpoena?

A subpoena is a written order from a court commanding a person to appear before it.

What are Subpoenas Used For?

Subpoenas are typically used to:

When can a Subpoena be Issued?

Subpoenas are issued on behalf of a court by a clerk or an attorney working for it.  Once a party properly requests a subpoena, the court grants them the power to have it served upon another person.

What are the Consequences for not Responding to a Subpoena?

If you receive a subpoena for some reason and you do not respond, you have generally committed contempt of court, a misdemeanor, and could face penalties which can include:

Do I Need an Attorney if I am Served Subpoena for Something?

If you have received a subpoena for something, or are trying to subpoena another person, it is highly recommended that you contact an attorney immediately because they will be able to explain the situation and advise you of your rights.

Consult a Lawyer - Present Your Case Now!
Last Modified: 05-07-2012 01:31 PM PDT

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Did you find this article informative?

Link to this page

Law Library Disclaimer

Subpoena Lawyers, subpoena,deposition,witness,court,order,respond,contempt of court,attorney,lawyer