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I was served a subpoena but i never read it or signed it.

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I was served a...

I was served a subpoena but i never read it or signed it. What is the most positive outcome i can look forward to

Lawyer's Assistant: Have any charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?

No i dont have any charges pending against me at the moment but i am being held on electronic monitoring for being in contempt of court already

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

Illinois

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No not at this moment thank you.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Thanks very much for your patience. The most positive outcome you can look forward to is to either have a small fine or have the court push out the date that you are supposed to appear/provide whatever documents or things they are looking for. Ordinarily, a subpoena is enforceable by the court. If a party is served a subpoena and does not comply, a party has the ability to ask the court to exercise its authority to exercise its subpoena power. The court may issue what's called a subpoena duces tecum, which is a subpoena the court issues on its own, or they may hold the party that fails to comply in contempt of court. A contempt of court action can usually lead to a fine, but may lead to jail time if the party who was subpoenaed continues to disobey the order.

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