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If you have actually been served with a subpoena and you fail to appear in court to testify for the hearing/trial on the specified date/time , the court can issue a warrant for your arrest.
But, if you have not been served with the subpoena and you cannot be located, the court cannot issue a warrant for your arrest (unless, of course, you are to be arrested for having committed some type of crime).
Hope this helps.
Hello, and thanks for your accept.
The process server who is serving the subpoena can come at any time of the day or night. There are no restrictions on the time of service. They will need to serve you personally.
The only ways you can get out of a subpoena is if the attorney/party who issued the subpoena to you agrees to cancel it prior to the date/time of appearance, or, if the witness files a motion to quash the subpoena, and the court decides in a hearing that the witness does not need to respond to the subpoena.
Hope this helps,
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