Atlanta, GA asked in Personal Injury for Alaska

Q: Who attends a subpoena? The Witness/Vitctim and the Guilty or just the witness/Victim?

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A: I'm not sure I understand the question. A subpoena is a court order and should be followed by the person for whom it is meant.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Alaska

A: Apparently this question relates to a criminal case, and a subpoena has been served on someone (the victim, evidently), requiring that person to attend a hearing or trial of that case. Thus, in all likelihood, the accused (who is not "the Guilty" until and if he/she has been convicted), as well as the witness would attend.

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