Colorado Attorney Services has their focus on providing each client with superior quality services. We value each client relationship by making sure that we meet their needs and expectations. Serving subpoenas and process serving is most of the work we do. The owner, James D. Roland, has ensured that his team of professionals are trained and continually updated about the laws casing what makes a serve legally valid. The team that James Roland must put together to form Colorado Attorney Services is all about providing you with exceptional service. Here is how we do it.
At Colorado Attorney Services, we support attorneys and other people in the legal field on a daily basis. So of course, we are familiar with what a subpoena is. But are you? If not, that’s ok! Many people do not have a clear understanding of what a subpoena is, which is exactly why we are tackling that subject here today.
Literally translated, the term subpoena means “under penalty”. A subpoena is a court document that specifies a court order. This order will typically require some sort of action on your part, e.g. producing documents or giving a testimony in a trial. If the subpoena is ignored, there will be a penalty. A subpoena will include a court-imposed deadline wherein you will need to complete the action required.
Yes. In fact, there are three types of subpoenas.
Witness Subpoena - A witness subpoena is used in trials. This type of subpoena will require you to be in court and make a testimony as a witness.
Subpoena Duces Tecum - This type of subpoena literally means “subpoena for production of evidence”. This type of subpoena will require you to deliver evidence relating to a case either by mail or in person.
Deposition Subpoena - This type of subpoena will require you to either answer questions about a case or deliver copies of business records pertaining to a case. These actions will be required before the trail begins as a part of the discovery process.
As it translates, ignoring a subpoena will result in penalties. The most common penalty for ignoring a subpoena is being guilty of being in contempt of court. Then you can expect to have a hearing of your own where you will have an opportunity to explain yourself. Depending on your explanation, the court will decide an appropriate punishment. Usually this comes in the form of fines.
Now that you know what a subpoena is, you know they are important and should not be ignored. If you need a subpoena served for any reason, let Colorado Attorney Services help with that.
By Colorado Attorney Services 7-8-2022