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 are happy to serve both in and out of state subpoenas for our clients. But what are the steps you should take if you are the individual being served one? If you are curious to find out, keep reading.
Many people have heard the term subpoena before, but if you are not 100% sure what it is or what it means, we would like to clarify things for you.
Basically, a subpoena is a formal written document requiring you to either provide statements or documents pertaining to a particular case. Some people ignore these when they arrive, while others panic. There is no need to panic in the event you have been served a subpoena, but there are a few appropriate steps that you should take, which we will outline for you.
One of the biggest mistakes people make after being served a subpoena is to ignore it. This is not recommended as ignoring a subpoena can forfeit your rights or even lead to fines. Typically, if you do not respond to a subpoena within a 7-14-day window, you will face negative consequences.
So, the first step you want to take is to contact an attorney. Be sure to use discretion and only discuss details of the case with your attorney. Your attorney will be able to advise you on if the items that the subpoena calls for are valid, as well as guide you on how to disclose sensitive or confidential information if that is what is being called for.
At times, subpoenas may demand large sums of documents. In this event, your attorney will also be able to help you understand your obligations and help narrow down the scope of what the court is requesting on your behalf.
In summation, our advice on what you should do after being served a subpoena is to never ignore it, and to contact your attorney as soon as you can. It is never recommended that you arrive at a trial without an attorney. Afterall, these individuals have studied the law and will ultimately fight to protect your rights as best they can.
If you are an attorney who handles a heavy workload, we can help. Contact us today to inquire about all our support services.
By Colorado Attorney Services 11-24-2020