What is a subpoena?

A subpoena is a court order directing a person to appear at a particular date and time. A person must appear in court or risk being held in contempt of court. Any employer should not discharge, punish or threaten a person for attending a court proceeding when they have been served with a subpoena. 

If a person is experiencing difficulties with an employer regarding a court appearance or has any other questions, they need to contact the victim-witness coordinator immediately. A witness is entitled to receive a $10 per day witness fee plus mileage if they are traveling from out of the area.

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1. How does the Geary County Attorney’s Office receive cases for prosecution?
2. What happens when a suspect is arrested?
3. What is a first appearance?
4. What is a preliminary hearing?
5. What happens if a defendant is bound over on felony charges?
6. What happens at an arraignment on misdemeanor cases?
7. What happens at a jury trial?
8. What is a subpoena?
9. How do I get my property back?