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Subpoenas & Warrants

A subpoena is a court order that requires a person to appear in court to give testimony or to present documents and related articles as evidence at a court 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, follow the instructions on it. Failure to follow a subpoena may be considered contempt of court and a warrant could be issued for your arrest.

If you fail to appear on your court date or comply with the court's orders, the judge can issue a warrant for your arrest. If you are stopped by any officer for any reason, the warrant will show up and you will be arrested and taken into custody.