Miami, FL asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: HR received a subpoena on my behalf. I am to appear at the court today but I am unable to do so due to short notice.

What am I suppose to do?

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Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Any subpoena to appear requires reasonable notice, and depends on court how many days. Same day is not reasonable notice. I cannot see a court holding you in contempt if you just got served today, assuming it was properly served under the rules. Service was it by mail? fax? email or process server? I suggest you call the lawyers on the subpoena. However, if the court proceeding goes forward and you are not there, the case may be decided or resolved without you and this may be a moot point. Otherwise, go see a lawyer immediately with the papers in hand and pay for a consultation.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

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