Q: In the Arizona Revised Statutes, What is the Legal basis for an Attorney representing a hospital, to Quash a Subpeona?
I was arrested in the hospital for the charges of disorderly conduct/fighting ARS 13-2904A.1, I Subpeoned hospital staff involved directly in my care as witnesses for my defense.
Attorney for the hospital is going to argue in court today to have those Quashed. On what legal basis?
A: Without seeing the motion or hearing the argument it is impossible to say with certainty, but I can give you an example of a possible argument: damage to the hospital if forced to comply. The hospital could argue that calling their employees to testify could place hospital policies and procedures on the public record and testifying about criminal activity at the hospital could damage their reputation.
There are other possible legal arguments which might support a motion to quash, but that is an example of the type of argument which could be made.
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