Do I have to appear in court if I get subpoena?

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Do I have to appear in court if I get subpoena?

An ex employee is trying to sue the management company of my employer and has named me to testify that she was hurt. Her alleged injuries were in a private restroom with no witness and she is trying to say that I told her that this has happened before. No such statement was ever mad by me.

Asked on July 25, 2017 under Personal Injury, Delaware

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A subpeona is an court order to appear on the date and time specified in it. If you do not appear as instructed, then you are in violation of that order and a warrant for failure to appear could even be issued for your arrest. If so, you could potentially face stiff fines and/or jail time. Your best bet is to go to court and just tell what you know as truthfully as you can. 


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