Subpoena Preparation

Preparing Subpoenas with Discovery ReprographicsSM

Experts Serving the Central Coast from Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties

At Commercial Process Serving, Inc., our Discovery ReprographicsSM department can help you and your business prepare subpoenas and notices to serve to opposing counsel, deponents, and other important parties. From the moment you contact us, we work hard to ensure you get a legally binding and complete document that helps protect you, your client and your case.

Commercial Process Serving, Inc.’s subpoena services include:

  • Subpoena, authorizations, and notices preparation
  • Noticing Parties
  • Deposition Officer assignment
  • Service of Process (serving and mailing)
  • Digital document storage

Trust our Registered Professional Photocopiers when you need discovery assistance. You can place an order now by completing a work-order online. You can also call us for more information at (855) 973-0833 or email your request directly to our Reprographics Department.

What is a Subpoena?

A subpoena may also be called a witness summons. Subpoenas are time-sensitive documents summoning a person (or persons) to testify as a witness, generally in court. Usually, a subpoena will contain a set date and time that the subpoenaed person must testify. Our firm can help you with the complex process of assembling a subpoena as there are many legalities associated with each.

    What’s the Difference Between a Summons and a Subpoena?

    The primary difference between a summons and a subpoena is that a summons denotes the beginning of a case, whereas a subpoena comes after the court case has started.

    How to Prepare a Subpoena in California

    • Take a blank Subpoena to the clerk to have it issued: Take a blank Civil Subpoena (Form SUBP-001‚Äč) to the clerk. If you also want the witness to bring papers to the hearing (or trial), use a blank Civil Subpoena (Duces Tecum) (Form SUBP-002) instead.
    • Fill out the Subpoena: On the subpoena form, write in the full and correct name of the other party or witness.
    • Make copies of your issued Subpoena: Make at least 2 copies of the Subpoena. One for you and another for the other party or witness.
    • Serve the Subpoena: Serve a copy of the Civil Subpoena on the person you want to come to court. It must be served within a “reasonable time” in order for the other person to be able to travel to the hearing (or trial). Anyone, even you, can serve your Subpoena, but this must be done IN PERSON (not by mail).
    • Return the Subpoena to the clerk before your hearing (or trial): At Commercial Process Serving, Inc., we proudly serve the Central Coast from our offices in Ventura and Santa Barbara.

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