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subpoena

[-pē′nə]
Etymology: L, sub + poena, penalty
(in law) a document from a court commanding that a person appear at a certain time and place to testify on a specific matter. Subpoenas are governed by federal rules for criminal and civil procedures.

subpoena

(sŭ-pē′nă)
A court order that requires a person to come to court or appear at a specific time and place to give testimony. Failure to appear can result in punishment by the court.

subpoena (sub´pē´nə),

n the process or writ issued by the court requiring the attendance of a witness at a certain time and place for testimony. It also may order him or her to bring books, records, or other relevant items as evidence.
subpoena duces tecum,
n a subpoena commanding a person to bring books, papers, records, or other items to the court.
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RA 10973 provides that the subpoena must state "the nature and purpose of the investigation, shall be directed to the person whose attendance is required.
Speaking to reporters, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque noted that the law limited the subpoena powers only to three police officials.
Failure to comply with the subpoena and subpoena duces tecum shall authorize the filing of a case for indirect contempt under the Rules of Court with the regional trial court,' the law provides.
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Prior to 1 January 2012, the power to compel witnesses and the production of evidence by subpoena was limited to depositions, courts of inquiry, and post-referral courtsmartial.
The New York Credit Union Association of New York strongly backed the measure, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Metropolitan) and Senator Stephen Saland (R-Catskill/Hudson) because many credit unions had been "inundated," with subpoenas by law firms and debt collectors, according to William J.
The company said it intends to cooperate in responding to the subpoena.
A document (aka "records") subpoena requires that the receiving person or business produce certain of its files for inspection and copying.
One quandary is that how deftly a subpoena or deposition notice is handled can determine a firm's subsequent involvement in a claim or suit.
Henze scoffed at that, saying prosecutors would have had to respond if subpoena notices raised questions.
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