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Who do I talk to; about being being subpoenaed to court, for something I know nothing about?

1 Answers. Asked on Apr 04th, 2017 on Criminal Law - Florida
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A young lady was my assistant store mgr. last year; she said she was accused of having involvement, with the store being robbed. I was NOT on the clock; during the robberies, and 3 different ones occurred. I know nothing at all whatsoever; how, do I get out of being subpoenaed to court. The young man that was claimed to have been involved with her; is known as a "stick up kid", but his mother is also in prison for stabbing my little sister when she was 14. And he knows that; his family knows it too, and things are not as cool as they seem. What do I do about taking myself, out of this equation?
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Answered on Apr 04th, 2017 at 7:53 AM

It is highly unlikely that you can take yourself out of the equation.  If you are subpoenaed for a deposition, it is so the party that subpoenaed you can determine what, if anything, you know.  Since the purpose is to learn what you may know, it is unlikely that the person will accept your statement that you know nothing.  However, occasionally, a person who has been subpoenaed can talk to the attorney who subpoenaed him ahead of time.  If the attorney is satisfied at that point that you know absolutely nothing, the attorney may be willing to release you from the subpoena (i.e., cancel your deposition).  This sometimes can be risky because you never know whether the attorney subpoenaing you is trying to "pin" something on you -- or show you also were involved.  Of course, the attorney can also try to do that, if the attorney feels it is warranted, at the deposition.  If the subpoena issued to you if for a trial, then it is unlikely you will be able to get released from showing up.  A trial subpoena cannot be withdrawn (or excuse/release you from showing up) by the attorney who issued the subpoena.  Usually if you are subpoenaed for a trial (as opposed to a deposition), one of the attorneys believes you know something that may be useful at the trial.

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