What are my rights if I received a subpoena on short notice?

I received subpoena on Saturday at 8 am to appear on Monday at 9:15 am as witness in insurance accident case. I cannot make it as notice is way too short.

Asked on March 10, 2012 under Personal Injury, Pennsylvania


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to inform the issuer and the court you cannot attend and that improper notice was given to you to prepare. Contact counsel by telephone and in writing and prepare to file the same by objection to the court. Indicate you wish to appear at some point but this is improper notice and you do not have sufficient time to attend.

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