Jacksonville, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: Is a witness subpoena delivered via first class mail (not certified mail) at the mailbox a legal subpoena?

Both me and my wife received a witness subpoena from the state of Georgia (we live in Florida approximately 350 miles away from the issuing court) for a hit and run traffic case. At the time of the accident we called 911 and a police officer arrived at the scene. We provided all the information including the license plate of the car that ran away from the accident and we signed the police report after the driver came back (the police officer called the car owner’s phone and the driver came back) and we identified the driver. What should we do? Do we need to comply with a subpoena is it wasn’t legally served? Thank you!

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

A: You could ask this question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Georgia, but the answer you would get would probably be that the subpoena was not properly served and that you therefore don't have to comply with it.

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