Do you serve the original or copy of a subpoena?

Do you serve the original or copy of a subpoena?

Serve the Subpoena. Serve a copy of the Civil Subpoena on the person you want to come to court. It must be served within a “reasonable time” in order for the other person to be able to travel to the hearing (or trial). Anyone, even you, can serve your Subpoena, but this must be done IN PERSON (not by mail).

Can a person be punished for disobeying a subpoena?

According to California Penal Code 1331 PC: Disobedience to a subpoena, or a refusal to be sworn or to testify as a witness, may be punished by the court or magistrate as a contempt.

How do you get out of a subpoena?

You can get out of a court subpoena by filing a motion to quash the subpoena with the court. To file the motion, however, you must have a very good reason that will convince the court that you should not have to appear and testify.

When to send a subpoena for a document?

The person producing the documents should produce them at the hearing, on the first day of the hearing. Subpoenas for documents must comply with strict timelines to obtain the documents and some subpoenas seeking personal documents are required to be sent a longer time in advance of the hearing.

What do you need to know about subpoenas in California?

Subpoenas for Documents. Subpoenas for documents must identify the person, business or organization that has the documents and describe the documents to be produced. The subpoena must also say why the documents are necessary for the case.

What does it mean to be subpoenaed in a deposition?

A deposition subpoena means that your sworn testimony will be taken during a phase of the trial process known as discovery, and will likely occur at a lawyer’s office. Subpoenas may be issued by the following people involved in the legal case associated with the subpoena: the judge presiding over the legal proceedings

Who is required to sign a subpoena in OAH?

The subpoena must be signed by an OAH judge or by an attorney representing parents prior to being sent to the witness or person who has documents needed. Subpoenas for documents must identify the person, business or organization that has the documents and describe the documents to be produced.

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