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A subpoena is a request by a party in the case (prosecutor or the defense attorney) asking a non-party in the case (i.e. you) to bring some evidence that may be vital in the case OR show up and testify in the case if you have vital knowledge of anything.
In other words, subpoena is how a party asks someone who is not involved in the case to provide whatever pertinent information the case may require.
Say A sues B. C is a witness to the original contract, but not involved. Either A or B can subpoena C to come testify. Are they required to serve me in person?
No.Is a first class mail sufficient?
Yes. Unlike a summons which has more stringent rules, a subpoena can be simply sent certified letter by itself, or delivered via third party. As long as you get it, that is all that matters.There is a clause they can issue a warrant if I refuse to show up.
Sounds like this is the prosecutor that is filing it.It will be a waste of time for me so I really don't want to show. I know there are objections I can file, but I'm just wondering about the proof of service.
Right - one can file a motion to quash subpoena, arguing that one really has nothing to provide. Whether or not you do this is up to you, of course.
But a subpoena MAY BE SENT VIA CERTIFIED LETTER, I am afraid. So as far as the Court
is concerned, once it sees USPS proof of delivery, you were served.
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