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A subpoena is not a request, it is actually a court backed order, violation of which is punishable by the crime of contempt. You may be able to reschedule the existing date of the subpoena, but you do not have the option not to attend. To ignore the subpoena without making efforts to reschedule could lead to the filing of criminal charges against you for contempt. It's definitely not something you want to do.
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