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You are self employed, so you would need to show actual jobs/work you were missing out on, because of this. Moreover, it may not even be something they consider. Travel expenses are a more likely avenue. If the Judge wants you in court, they will file a rule to show cause. You would be required to appear before the Judge and explain why you did not answer to the subpoena. If you are held in contempt of court, it could result in a fine and/or jail time.