I Received a Subpoena to Testify – Why do I have to Attend?
We often get calls both from people we have subpoenaed to appear at trial and from clients who receive subpoenas wondering why they are getting dragged into someone else’s fight. It is a reasonable question. Why would anyone want to go to court and waste an entire day parking, finding the courtroom, and testifying when they are nothing but a witness. Almost always we will get asked “can’t I just sign an affidavit about what I know?” That is a good thought, but the rules of procedure and the rules of evidence say “No.”