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Definition[]

A subpoena is commonly defined as a written command to a person to testify before a court or be punished. More accurately, a subpoena is the conditional threat of punishment made by a governmental authority. It is attached to a command, so that if the recipient does not do as commanded then he may be punished. Subpoenas are associated with common law legal systems.

Overview[]

There are two common types of subpoenas:

Subpoena requirements vary widely within and between jurisdictions. Additionally, differ­ent private organizations may have specific requirements. The subpoena should specifically define the evidence sought without excluding significant information.

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