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Nothing will happen to you if you don't get served. The subpoena is only effective after it is served.
The attorney made it sound as if there would be trouble from the judge if I avoided the subpoena server.
They have no way of getting you in front of the judge without a subpoena.
They'll threaten you and a judge might be miffed if you dodge service, although I've never really seen them care much, but there's nothing that can be done because a subpoena is only effective after it has been served.
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The burden is on them. If they had needed your testimony that bad then they could have takedn your deposition.
I'm not sure what further information you need. I'm more than happy to answer any questions you have.