Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

A Legal Guide to Subpoenas and Contempt of Court

As criminal defense attorneys in Colorado, we are often asked about witness related issues. Our most common question – “I’m a witness for a domestic violence case, do I have to testify?” The vague and simple answer is, it depends.

This answer becomes “yes” if you are personally served a subpoena. A subpoena is a court order that compels you to be at a certain place at a particular date and time, as listed on the subpoena. Below is a list of the numerous elements required for [..]