The following are standard instructions and are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice about your case. If you choose to represent yourself, you are bound by the same rules and procedures as an attorney. The instructions are broken down by case type.
- Criminal State Statute Cases
- Municipal Ordinance Cases
- Traffic Infraction Cases
- Civil and Small Claims Cases
Individuals involved in County Court cases have the right to compel the attendance of witnesses by serving them a Subpoena to appear or bring certain documents or evidence in their possession to a hearing or trial. A Subpoena is an official order to someone to appear in court at a stated date and time. General information you should know:
- A Subpoena must be served no later than 48 hours prior to the appearance date.
- A Subpoena to Appear is a document issued by the clerk at the request of one of the parties to require the appearance of a witness at a hearing or trial.
- A Subpoena to Produce (Subpoena Duces Tecum) is a document issued by the clerk at the request of one the parties to require the witness to bring certain documents or evidence in their possession with them to a hearing or trial.
- A court hearing or trial must be set prior to issuing a Subpoena.
- Failure to appear in court by a witness in response to a Subpoena is a violation of a court order and the Court may find the individual in contempt and issue a warrant for their arrest.
- If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to access the Court, please submit a Request for Accommodation to the Court’s ADA Coordinator.
- If your case is scheduled in the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, please call (720) 337-0410, if you have questions related to subpoenas. If your case is scheduled in the courthouse located at 1437 Bannock Street, please call (720) 865-7840, if you have questions related to subpoenas.