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I am finishing up pre-marital...
I am a public school teacher, getting married in two weeks. I am finishing up pre-marital counseling with my pastor prior. This is a really big wedding with all the trimmings. Two weeks after that I am going on my honeymoon and airline tickets are already bought. I am being served a subpeona by county DA to testify regarding a former student- clear across the state. If this conflicts with wedding and honeymoon plans that have been made for months- what are my rights?
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A subpoena is a court order and, as such, should not be ignored. Instead, you might consider retaining an attorney to help you out in this situation.

 

An attorney could contact the attorney that had the subpoena issued. They could discuss the subpoena, the court date and whether you truly need to attend. If the attorney will release you from the subpoena, then you will be in good shape. If not, the attorney could then file a motion to quash the subpoena. Considering your plans and when they were made, I would suggest that you have a good chance of prevailing.

 

Please let me know if anything requires clarification.

 

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