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Re: subpeona

Posted by TenantNet on September 09, 1997 at 17:19:41:

In Reply to: subpeona posted by Tom on September 08, 1997 at 13:24:50:

: I need to get my file from the landlord to defend a holdover proceeding
: against me. I have sent a letter and spoken to my landlord. She said she
: would speak to her lawyer and get back to me. I have not heard back and my
: case is this Wednesday. I have already gotten one adjournment for more time
: and if I don't get the paperwork I need, I'll ask for another. I was thinking
: about getting a subpeona for the documents and bringing it with me on Wednesday.
: How do I go about getting a subpeona. I am currently representing myself
: although I may hire an attorney.

If you hire an attorney, I think they can issue a subpoena, or you
should be able to get a judge to issue one if you can convince the judge
the material is necessary for your defense. Check out Court web section;
if I remember, there's a discussion on subpoenas somewhere in there.

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