If you just received a subpoena, don't panic! This blog post will tell you everything you need to know about the two types of subpoenas and how to refuse them. A subpoena is a legal document that is issued by a court or government agency and requires you to appear in court or provide information or documents. There are two types of subpoenas: one for testimony and one for documents. In this post, we will discuss each type and how to refuse them.
If you have been served with a subpoena for testimony, it means that you are required to appear in court and testify about what you know regarding a certain individual or situation. If you do not wish to testify, you can file a motion to quash the subpoena. This is a legal document that asks the court to cancel the subpoena. You will need to state a reason for why you are asking the court to quash the subpoena. Some common reasons are that the subpoena is too broad or vague, the information requested is “privileged”, or it would be an undue hardship for you to testify.
If you have been served with a subpoena for documents, it means that you are required to provide documents or other types of evidence to the court. You can also file a motion to quash this type of subpoena. As with a subpoena for testimony, you will need to state a reason for why you are asking the court to quash the subpoena. Some common reasons coincide with those of testimony subpoena: you can state that it is too broad or vague, it would be an undue hardship for you to provide the documents, or the evidence was lost or destroyed prior to receiving the subpoena.
When you receive a subpoena, it is important to take it seriously. Ignoring a subpoena can have serious consequences, including fines and even jail time. If you are served with a subpoena, you should immediately consult with an attorney. An attorney can help you understand the subpoena and what options you have. Ignoring a subpoena is not advisable and can have severe consequences. If you choose to ignore a subpoena, you may be held in contempt of court. This could result in fines and even jail time.
On the occurrence of such an event, consult with your attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you determine if you should file a motion to quash and can assist you in preparing your legal arguments. And as always, if you need help serving a subpoena, let Roland Investigations handle that.
By Roland Investigations 8-5-2022
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