What Is a Subpoena?

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A subpoena is a legal document that is served to a person or organization in order to compel them to appear in court or provide evidence. The subpoena will state the date, time, and place of the appearance, as well as the nature of the evidence that is required. Failure to comply with a subpoena can result in a contempt of court charge.

There are several different types of subpoenas:

  • Subpoena ad testificandum – This subpoena orders the person to appear in court and testify.
  • Subpoena duces tecum – This subpoena orders the person to appear in court and bring certain documents or other physical evidence with them.
  • Subpoena for production of documents – This subpoena orders the person to produce certain documents or other physical evidence at a specific time and place.
  • Subpoena for taking of depositions – This subpoena orders the person to appear for a deposition, which is an interview under oath.

A party who wishes to subpoena someone must file a motion with the court. The motion must state the name of the person who will be subpoenaed, as well as the reason for their appearance. The party must also serve a copy of the subpoena to the person who will be appearing in court.

If you have been served with a subpoena, it is important to comply with it. If you have any questions about what you are required to do, contact an attorney immediately.

Why Are Subpeonas Important for My Case?

A subpoena is an important tool for attorneys and their clients. It can be used to compel witnesses to appear in court and testify or to produce documents or other physical evidence. This can be helpful in establishing the facts of a case which can, in turn, help the attorneys build a strong defense or prosecution.

Do I Need a Lawyer to File for a Subpoena?

In most cases, you will need an attorney to file for a subpoena. The party who wishes to subpoena someone must file a motion with the court, and the motion must be signed by an attorney. If you are not sure whether you need a lawyer or not, contact an attorney for help.

Are All Injury Lawyers the Same?

No, all injury lawyers are not the same. You should carefully research the lawyer you choose to make sure they have the experience and record needed to handle your case. Also, keep in mind that not all cases go to trial. Many are resolved through negotiation. Your lawyer’s ability to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf is just as important as their ability to try the case in court. If you need an injury attorney, look no further than our firm. Call us at 704-376-8012.

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