child support

Related Topics


Summons

Written notice to appear in court either as a defendant or a witness.

Question: Can anyone at a residence sign a subpoena for someone else living there? I was out of town and the landlord I rent from signed a subpoena for ME. Is this legal?

Answer: For starters, nobody needs to actually sign the subpoena. It can be considered served without any signature. The primary and preferred method of serving a subpoena is to deliver it in person to the party named on the document. It can be delivered anywhere, no signature is required, and as long as it is placed in plain view of the person named it can be considered served. For example, if i approach you with the subpeona but you don't want to take it, I can drop it at your feet and it is still considered served. Once I serve the subpoena, I file a proof of service to the court. If you can not be located, there are a couple methods of alternate service: 1) The subpoena may be left with an adult who resides at your residence, or an adult who serves as your representative or assistant at your place of employment. 2) The subpoena may be posted on the door of your place of residence. If either of these methods are used, they must also mail a certified mailing containing a copy to your residence. Alternate service must be indicated on the proof of service, and you are allowed extra time to respond to the complaint or subpoena. Technically, delivering the subpoena to your landlord does not qualify as proper service of the summons. He is not your agent and he does not reside at your residence. If you wanted, you could go to court and file a motion to quash service of summons on the grounds of improper service, but this would just be a delaying tactic. At best, the judge would order them to properly serve you on the spot and order you all back on a new court date. The judge may even reject the motion since your presence at court and the fact that you have read the complaint shows that you were served even if it was improper service. Basically, they didn't really follow the rules, but you don't win the case, get it thrown out, or get any credit for that. You were served. Your energy is better spent now on focusing on valid arguments for court.

 


Summons Related Products and News

ABC News

Mexico Summons Uruguay's Ambassador Over Comment
ABC News
 

www.worldbulletin.net

Jordan summons Israel envoy over 'abuses' remarks
www.worldbulletin.net
 

Missouri governor summons another 1500 National Guardsmen to Ferguson ...

Florida Times-Union
FERGUSON, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence. On Tuesday, Nixon said hundreds more will be deployed to Ferguson, where ...
 

Deccan Chronicle

Wrong woman held, HC summons airport officer
Times of India
 

DAWN.com

President summons NA session
DAWN.com
 

Will Pot Pack New York's Courts?

New York Times
THIS week the New York City Police Department shifted from making arrests to issuing tickets for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The problem is that most people, frankly, do not understand how summons court, which processes such tickets ...
 

Bridgeton man threw summons back at officer, police say

NJ.com
An officer on patrol in Burlington Manor at about 9:20 p.m. reportedly saw a man ? identified as Manuel Cruz-Alcazar, 46, of North Pearl Street ? on the property tho had been banned from being at the apartment complex and stopped him to issue a ...
 

The Atlantic

The Many Lives of Canned Baby Food
The Atlantic
 

NY1

Civil Rights Attorneys Raise Concerns Over Marijuana Summons Processing
NY1
 

Daily Sabah

Serbia summons Turkish ambassador after death of Serbian sports fan
Daily Sabah