A subpoena is a court order that requires a person to appear in court to provide a 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 can 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.
For more information, comments, or questions contact us at (325) 597-2156.