In order to legally get out of a subpoena, you must hire an attorney to respond to or challenge it in court on your behalf.Continue Reading
You or your attorney can object to the demands of the subpoena by sending the objection in writing to the counsel or other party that issued the subpoena. With a proper objection, a court order must be granted to ensure you comply with the subpoena.
With the help of your attorney, the subpoena can be squashed or modified in court under several circumstances, including that the subpoena requires you to travel more than 100 miles from your residence or fails to allow reasonable time for compliance.Learn more about Law
A person cannot avoid a subpoena simply by not being present and if the person is served with a subpoena and does not appear in court then the individual can be punished for contempt of the court, reports Cornell University Law School and the Zurin Institute. However, most of the time the subpoena cannot be issued unless there is an existing civil, administrative or criminal proceeding.Full Answer >
Failing to show up for court after being served a subpoena can land the recipient of the subpoena in jail, as noted by the Law Offices of Reichel & Plesser. Failing to obey a subpoena may lead to the issuance of a body attachment, which is basically an arrest warrant. Once jailed, the detained person can be held until the case comes back to court.Full Answer >
A power of attorney is an individual who has the power to act on another's behalf. A person may give one or more individuals temporary or permanent authority, and the power may be general or limited to a particular activity, according to the American Bar Association.Full Answer >
A medical power of attorney includes directions on life support and permission for the agent to review medical files and sign medical forms on the patient's behalf, according to ExpertLaw from the Law Offices of Aaron Larson.. A medical power of attorney takes effect when the patient is not able to make decisions on his own.Full Answer >