A subpoena is an order from a court that says someone has to appear in court. A subpoena can order that someone comes to testify during a trial. A subpoena can also order a person to produce books, papers, documents, or other materials.
There are rules about who can “serve” a subpoena. A subpoena may be given to you (served) by the sheriff, a deputy sheriff, or any person at least 18 years of age who is not a party to the action or claim.
If you are afraid of legal issues that could happen if you follow the orders of the subpoena, call a lawyer as soon as possible. If you are an undocumented immigrant and get a subpoena, talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.
The Neighborhood Justice Center (Ramsey County)
Go to: www.njcinc.org or call 651-222-4703.
The Indian Legal Assistance Program (for St. Louis, Carlton, Lake, Cook, Aitkin, Mille Lacs, Pine, Crow Wing and Morrison counties)
Go to: http://ilap-duluth.com or call 218-727-2881.
The Regional Native Public Defense Corporation (If you are a member of the White Earth or Leech Lake Reservations and live in Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, and Mahnomen counties)
Go to: http://rnpdc.org or call 218-339-5680.