If I never received a subpoena because it was left outside of my home so was never hand delivered directly to me, do I still have to show up?

UPDATED: Oct 7, 2014

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If I never received a subpoena because it was left outside of my home so was never hand delivered directly to me, do I still have to show up?

Asked on October 7, 2014 under Business Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The purpose of proper service is to make sure that people are aware of pleadings, motions, or subpoenas. However, if somone is in fact aware of a subpoena, then the purpose of service was served, even if service was not made properly; therefore, if you are aware of the subpoena prior to the appearance date, you would have to appear.


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