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Subpoenas are a quintessential aspect to the world of law, yet many people don’t have a complete understanding of what they are. In just a few words, subpoenas are legal documents that call upon a person (or business) to testify as a witness at a specific time and location. Subpoenas are crucial to gather an entire profile of facts and testimonies in regards to a case.

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There are three different types of subpoenas that serve similar purposes, but are used to different things. For instance, a witness subpoena requires a person to appear in court to testify, while a subpoena duces tecum is for the production of evidence or documents. A deposition subpoena can be either of the above, just for a deposition.

To make what a subpoena is (or isn’t) even clearer, we happily provide readers a page to read titled “what is a subpoena?” On this page, readers can learn about the above information, as well as what a service of process is and what the penalties of not complying to a subpoena are.

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At Envision Legal, we believe it is important to provide clients, future court reporters, or simply curious readers the resources they need to be more versed in the world of law. To educate yourself on the variety of topics surrounding elder law, read through our resources.

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