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What is A Subpoena?

Are you familiar with subpoenas? It’s a very important document and you should always seek a lawyer regarding these matters. Contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC today!

What Does Subpoena Mean?

You have heard the law term ‘subpoena’ but what does it really mean? Subpoena in law is defined as a written order requiring somebody to come testify at court or to provide documents for a claim. Additionally, requiring these actions is for the sake of proving guilt or innocence or in a civil matter, establishing liability or some fact. Depending on which side of the evidence your testimony the request is for. This could also be considered a witness summons.

What Are The Different Classifications Of Subpoena?

Oftentimes, they involve a third party currently not involved with the case. It’s most common to have a subpoena within divorce or personal injury law. However, this can happen with other issues or types of cases as well. A notice like this is sent by a government agency, most often at court but first issued by the attorney.

There are two types of subpoenas. The first is a subpoena to provide testimony which calls for a witness to testify or present information that may help support the facts or issues at hand. Next, the other type of subpoena is subpoena duces tecum which requires you to produce documents, materials, or other forms of evidence.

No matter the notice or which type of subpoena it is, it’s important not to ignore these requests. If ignored, unless there is a legal reason not to, you could face civil penalties or a fine, sometimes even imprisonment or both. All in all, subpoenas are formal legal documents that should be taken seriously. If you are asked to present evidence for a case or show up at court, it’s important that you do so.

How Can Malloy Law Offices, LLC Prepare You?

Our attorneys here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC, are experts in preparing clients for these kinds of scenarios. We’re open to answer any questions they may have regarding subpoenas. If you would like to see how our lawyers go forward with these events, click here. Lastly, call (888) 607-8690 for a free consultation.