Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
They hand it to you with a witness fee check. If it's a corporation, the person served has to be an officer, director, manager or person authorized to receive service. If it's a municipality or government agency, it needs to be signed by a judge and served on a person authorized to receive service.
Answer Applies to: New York
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
Depends. A judge or clerk of court may issue subpoena, serve it thru the sheriff. Ditto an attorney. Service used to be personal service but he statute lets service be by phone (sheriff) or by mail.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
A subpoena is properly served by having someone deliver it to the witness in person (ie. Hand it to the witness, even if the witness refuses to accept it, the witness is served), by leaving it with an individual "of age and discretion" (someone who is not a minor) at the witness's residence who also resides in the residence, or by certified mail, delivery restricted to the witness. If it is sent certified mail, it is not served unless the witness signs for it. It should also have a check for $25.00 attached.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Lapin Law Offices | Jeffrey Lapin
Assuming you are referring to a subpoena in a civil case (i.e. lawsuit by one person involved in a car accident against the other) the answer depends on a couple of items, which are not provided in your Question. These include whether it is: (1) for a deposition or trial; and (2) where the witness is in relation to the place of the deposition or trial. Generally, a subpoena may be served: (1) personally or (2) by mailing a copy thereof by either registered or certified mail not less than six days before the trial day of the cause upon which said witness is required to attend. This is directly from Nebraska Revised Statute 25-1226. Where the person resides also is relevant to whether a person can be subpoenaed to appear at a certain location. The law is: Witnesses in civil cases cannot be compelled to attend a trial out of the state where they are served or at a distance of more than one hundred miles from the place of their residence or from the place where they are served with a subpoena, unless within the same county. Witnesses in civil cases shall not be obliged to attend a deposition outside the county of their residence or outside the county where the subpoena is served. For a deposition, a person may be subpoenaed and required to appear as long as the deposition is taken within their county of residence. For example, if the case is filed in Lincoln but the witness lives in Kearney, the witness could be subpoenaed for his or her deposition (and required to appear) as long as the deposition is taken within Buffalo County (Kearney is located in Buffalo County). A judge may, under certain circumstances and conditions, order a person to appear despite this residency or location rule. Subpoenaed witnesses may be entitled to their associated travel expenses under certain circumstances. DISCLAIMER: This response is based on the limited information provided, makes certain assumptions, and assumes that all events took place in Nebraska. In addition, this response is not a substitute for professional legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice. If you ignore this warning and convey confidential information in a private message or comment, there is no duty to keep that information confidential or forego representation adverse to your interests. You should seek the advice of a licensed attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction before taking any action that may affect your rights. If you believe you have a claim, you should consult an attorney immediately, otherwise there is a risk that the time allotted to bring your claim may expire.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
EJ Leizerman & Associates | Michael Leizerman
A subpoena can be signed an attorney or the clerk of court and must include information required by Ohio Rule of Civil Procedure 45, including the specific time and place. A subpoena can require to testimony of a person, documents, testing or entry onto land. A subpoena can be served by a sheriff, attorney or somebody appointed process server by the court. A subpoena can be handed to a person, read to them in person, left at the residence or sent certified mail. A fee for attendance and mileage should be included.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
If it is for testimony it must be placed in the hand or given to a proper representative of the deponent. If you are referring to a summons and complaint which starts the law suit it need only be left at the abode of the person being sued i.e. screen door mailbox etc.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Ford, Howard & Cornett, P.C. | Bradley Cornett
Do an online search (i.e., Google) for Alabama Rule of Civil Procedure 45(b)(1) to find the full text of the applicable rule. In a nutshell, a subpoena must be delivered directly to the individual to be served or by leaving the subpoena with some person of suitable age and discretion residing at the residence of the person to be served.
Answer Applies to: Alabama