A subpoena is a court order that requires a person to appear in court to provide testimony and/or to present documents and related articles 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, you are required to follow the inclusive instructions. Failure to follow a subpoena is considered contempt of court and a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
If you fail to appear on your court date or comply with the court's orders, the municipal court judge may issue a warrant for your arrest. Further, if you are stopped by an officer for any reason, the officer will arrest you and take you into custody. View a list of current active warrants.
For more information, comments, or questions contact us at 325-597-2156.