Is there anyway out of a subpoena?

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Is there anyway out of a subpoena?

A guy broke into my friends house and I was the first person there after the break in so now I’m being subpoenaed by the guy who got caught state appointed lawyer. The defense. I might have warrants out for my arrest from another state. Should I be worried? Will any of that be able to be brought up in court?

Asked on December 15, 2013 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

No, there isn't any way to avoid testifying when you may have relevant information (which you would, as the first one on the scene) and a subpoena is issued to you. In terms of other warrants--it's possible that may be brought up, since it could be used to attack, for example, your credibility. You are advised to retain an attorney.


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