What is a subpoena?

A subpoena is an official court order requiring you to appear at the time and place it specifies - usually to provide testimony. It continues to bind you to appear at every subsequent setting until the case is finally disposed. You should have your subpoena with you when you appear. You should read your subpoena carefully. The subpoena will tell you when and where to appear. It may also inform you of any additional items and documents you must bring. Failure to appear constitutes contempt of court. If you should move or change your phone number, please contact the County Attorney's Office immediately. Your subpoena may give a specific time, or it may direct you to call before you come.

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1. What is a subpoena?
2. How does a complaint become a criminal case?
3. What is an omnibus hearing?
4. What if the judge decides there is not sufficient evidence at the omnibus hearing?
5. Do cases always go to trial if they are not dismissed?
6. What happens in a trial?
7. How and when is sentencing determined?
8. What if I change my mind about prosecuting or testifying?
9. What if the defense attorney contacts me about the case?
10. What if someone threatens me to drop the charges?
11. Should I be concerned if months pass without hearing from the court or the County Attorney’s Office?
12. Coming to Court – Can I be compensated?
13. Can I be compensated for losses I have suffered as a victim?