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What is a Court Subpoena?

A subpoena is a formal written court order that requires a person or entity to appear in court, testify in a legal proceeding, or provide documents or other types of evidence in a case. Courts, lawyers, government agencies, and law enforcement issue subpoenas, which can be used in various legal settings, such as administrative hearings, civil lawsuits, and criminal trials.

You cannot ignore a subpoena. The consequences for ignoring a subpoena will be based on the specific jurisdiction and circumstances of the case. In general, if you fail to respond to it on time or comply with the specific order issued, you will be held in contempt of court, pay fines, and even land in jail.

Understanding The Different Kinds of Subpoenas

There are various kinds of subpoenas, with the following being the most common:

What to Do If You’ve Been Served a Subpoena?

Speak to an Experienced Marion Criminal Defense Lawyer Now

If you have been served with a subpoena and need help with it, reach out to the Marion criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Brad C. Richardson, LLC, promptly. They can ensure that you respond appropriately to the subpoena on time and make certain you understand what you need to do moving forward. Call our office or reach us online to schedule your free consultation with our Marion criminal defense lawyer.