What is a Subpoena?
A subpoena is a court order directing you to appear in court at a particular time and place. It does not mean that you are charged with an offense. Its purpose is to call you to court so that you may tell what you know about a case.

When subpoenaed, you must appear or risk being held in contempt of court and/or fined. Inform you employer that you have been called to testify and you will have to appear. Your employer should not discharge, punish or threaten you for attending a criminal proceeding when you have been subpoenaed. If you are experiencing difficulties with your employer regarding a court appearance, please contact the Victim/Witness Coordinator immediately.

If you change your address or telephone number, immediately notify the Victim/Witness Coordinator of the Finney County Attorney’s Office at (620) 272-3568. They may need to contact you if there is a change in the date or time you are to appear.

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1. What is a bond?
2. What is my role as a victim or witness?
3. What if someone threatens me?
4. What is a Subpoena?
5. How many times will I have to appear in Court?
6. Will I be notified of court hearings?
7. What if the defense attorney contacts me?
8. What happens to the defendant if he is found guilty?
9. Can the defendant appeal his conviction?
10. What happens after the defendant is in prison?
11. Are juvenile court proceedings and records confidential?
12. When will my property be returned to me?
13. Will I be reimbursed by the defendant for my loss?
14. Where is the office located?