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I heard I was supposed to get subpoenaed but never did. Apparently

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I heard I was supposed to get subpoenaed but never did. Apparently they had court today and I never knew anything about it
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Customer: I heard from a sheriff I had a subpoena out. I have never seen or touched it. Court was today and I didn't go because I had no knowledge of ir
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.
Without being mailed the subpoena, with proof of service, there is no duty for you to show up in court or be notified of the date. The sheriff telling you there is a subpoena for you is no legally binding on you. Now if the sheriff served it on you personally that would be a different story...but under your facts he did not.