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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Subpoenas vs. Promises to Appear

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Learning Objectives

After completing Subpoenas vs. Promises to Appear, the user should:

  • Know the legal requirements of a subpoena
  • Comprehend the consequences of not honoring a subpoena.
  • Recognize what constitutes failure to appear.
  • Know what constitutes contempt.
  • Know what constitutes contacting opposing parties.
  • Comprehend the ramifications of contacting opposing parties.

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