When a criminal matter is scheduled for trial, we issue subpoenas to all necessary victims and witnesses. A subpoena is a court order directing you to be available to appear in court for a certain time period. This is not an invitation to court but rather an order to be part of the process.
Scheduling & Failure to Comply
Failure to comply with a subpoena is a crime. If you cannot appear or have a conflict with the date(s) as specified on the subpoena, you must contact the District Attorney's Office immediately. We will attempt to accommodate your schedule to the best of our ability and within the limitations place upon us by the court.
If we cannot subpoena you because you have moved and failed to update your information with us, the judge may dismiss the case. If you have been served a subpoena, but fail to appear on the court date or failed to contact this office, the judge may hold you in contempt of court at our request.