Generally, a summons is a legal process that can require a witness to appear at a particular place at a particular time, and in case of non-appearance, there can be civil and criminal penalties. There are laws that specify when and under what conditions a summons is legally enforceable.
If You Received a Summons or Subpoena From Me
I am frequently asked by people who receive a summons or subpoena from me, why you have been summonsed and whether you are legally required to appear in court. In cases where I am the one who sent the summons, unfortunately, I cannot tell you whether you are legally required to observe the summons in your case. In cases where I am not the one who sent the summons, I can answer the question, but there are a number of other things I need to know before I do. If that is the case and you want to know whether you are required to honor the summons, call me now for a free consultation.