What should I do when I receive a subpoena?

Immediately contact the District Attorney's Witness Notification Unit at 916-543-8016 and provide them with a telephone number where you can be reached for updates on court scheduling and location. Court cases may be cancelled, delayed, or continued, and it is important for Witness Notification to be able to contact you to avoid unnecessary appearances. If you fail to provide Witness Notification with updated contact numbers, you may be required to attend multiple court appearances and be ordered back to court. 

Note: You must call in each time you receive a new subpoena to confirm receipt of the updated information.

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1. What should I do when I receive a subpoena?
2. What will happen if I don't appear?
3. I already gave a statement. Why do I have to appear in Court?
4. What if I don't want to get involved or "take sides" in the matter?
5. How can my testimony make a difference?
6. I have never testified in Court and I'm very nervous. What do I do?