A subpoena is a court order
that requires a person to appear in court to give testimony or to
present documents and related articles to be produced as evidence at a
hearing. A process server or officer will serve a witness personally
with a subpoena. The city attorney may also ask a witness to appear
voluntarily without serving a subpoena.
If you have received a
subpoena, follow the instructions on it. Failing to follow a subpoena is
considered contempt of court and a warrant may be issued for your
fail to appear on your court date or comply with the court's orders, the
municipal court judge can issue a warrant for your arrest. If you are
stopped by an officer for any reason, the officer will arrest you and
take you into custody.
For more information, comments, or questions, please contact us at 785-552-6173.