What is a subpoena?

Anatomy of a Trial series breaks down legal terms

Anatomy of a Trial video explains a subpoena and the potential penalties for avoiding one.

Houston – In this Anatomy of a Trial video, we’re breaking down the meaning of the legal term ‘subpoena.’

KPRC 2 Legal Analyst Brian Wice explains that it’s a legal document commanding a person to court.

But do you have to or can you ignore it? Watch the video to find out!

Plus, let us know if there’s another legal term you want us to decode in another video.

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