A subpoena /səˈpiːnə/ (also subpœna) is a writ by a government agency, most often a court, that has authority to compel testimony by a witness or production of evidence under a penalty for failure. There are two common types of subpoena: subpoena ad testificandum orders a person to testify before the ordering authority or face punishment. The subpoena can also request the testimony to be given by phone or in person. subpoena duces tecum orders a person or organization to bring physical evidence before the ordering authority or face punishment. This is often used for requests to mail copies of documents to the requesting party or directly to court.
Posts about Subpoena
  • Preparing for an Unemployment Hearing in Missouri

    … the Hearing Success at any court hearing requires preparation before you have your day in court. In an unemployment hearing, document the circumstances in which your employer terminated your employment. This might consist of performance evaluations, warning letters, employee handbooks, policy manuals, or pay stubs. Consider what witnesses might… 7 readers -
  • Can an Information Subpoena Violate the FDCPA?

    … an “Information Subpoena”. Upon closer examination this document not only tells you that there is default judgment against you but now you have been directed to answer personal questions about your job, your income and your bank accounts. THE RULES: After a judgment has been entered, the debt collector is on a ferocious hunt to find your money. The law…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 18 readers -
  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … is granted powers to investigate a possible felony crime. The grand jury body may issue summons to witnesses by subpoena. This process enables grand jurors’ ability to examine a witness under oath. The grand jury is granted powers to vote. In this process, the grand jury may determine whether it is in the people’s interest to pursue an indictment…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • How To Obtain Traffic Camera Video of a Car Accident

    … consultation. The advice is free, and if you have a potential personal injury claim, most attorneys will handle your case for no cost to you (on a no-win, no-fee basis). Other Sources of Video Private business surveillance cameras. If you have a strong belief that your car accident was captured by a CCTV surveillance camera located on private…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 22 readers -
  • Car Accidents on Interstate 635 in Dallas

    … as one might think. Many of these cameras are owned by TxDOT or local municipalities, and more-often-than-not, the only way to obtain this footage is to have your attorney subpoena the video. Car accident attorneys exist for a reason — to help people just like you. Rasansky Law Firm has been helping car accident victims in Dallas for over 22 years…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 35 readers -
  • Sham Veteran Owned Biz Owner GUILTY – SDVOSB Whistleblower Post

    … A Boston federal court jury found the owner of a phony service disabled, veteran owned business guilty of a $100 million fraud. David Gorski was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and four counts of wire fraud. Gorki used his sham company to siphon off work reserved for disabled veterans. Government’s SDVOSB Program…

    Due Diligence- 23 readers -
  • Are Creditors the Only One That Can or Should File Proof of Claims?

    … support subpoena on you or the IRS hit you with a tax lien or garnishment of wages as soon as your case is discharged. So to answer the initial question, “No, creditors are not the only ones that can or should file Proof of Claims”. Your Bankruptcy attorney needs be paying attention to make sure all important claims are filed in your case and also…

    Grant Mcnutt/ Bond and Botes- 24 readers -
  • Can I Be Arrested for Not Paying A Student Loan?

    … for the debt collector if it doesn’t recover any money from the debtor. Where a debtor keeps his or her money or where he or she works is not readily apparent to the debt collector and so an investigation must be made. These asset searches have the power of court subpoena behind them. Failure to comply with a subpoena may be a contempt of court…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 41 readers -
  • How Can I Drop Domestic Violence Charges?

    … Can I Drop Domestic Violence Charges? Domestic Violence Charges This question typically comes up in one of two ways. First, the victim of domestic violence will call to speak with an attorney and say that he or she does not want to press charges. Second, the defendant will call and tell the attorney that his or her significant other does not want…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 42 readers -
  • DUI Manslaughter Defense

    …. If possible, the first thing that the defense attorney should do is check the decedents medical records in order to determine if a BAC screen was ordered by a doctor at the hospital. You may have to request a subpoena duces tecum if the medical evidence from the hospital is not provided in discovery. Sometimes individuals die on the scene or on their way…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 10 readers -
  • What Happens at a Debtor Exam?

    … By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You were sued by a debt collector and a judgment has been entered against you. The judgment creditor is hell bent on collecting on that judgment and has served you with a subpoena for a debtor exam. What is it and what should you expect? The Rules: After a judgment has been entered against you the debt…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 33 readers -
  • India Signs FATCA Agreement With US

    … in India or receive income from India, you may be at risk. It is important to disclose information about your offshore assets before the IRS comes knocking on your door. There are amnesty and streamlined reporting options available but those are only available if you come into compliance immediately. Once the IRS gets your name through a subpoena…

    Due Diligence- 16 readers -
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