Under the law, a subpoena is defined as “a writ ordering a person to attend a court”.
When a judge issues a subpoena for a person, this means they do not receive the choice as to whether or not they want to appear in court. Failing to appear in court at the appointed time after the issuance of a subpoena can result in serious legal consequences. The Shaked Law Firm’s Law Resource Blog is dedicated to providing our readers the most important and up to date legal writeups and content available on the web. This informative post will seek to answer the questions that often arise when a client is on the receiving end of a subpoena (this can be scary and a lawyer must be retained under any circumstances in which a subpoena is involved; one should never act upon a subpoena alone).