If a subpoena was left on my front door and not hand-delivered, do I still have to appear?

Asked on Saturday, Jan 12, 2013

I was subpoenaed to go to court as a witness, but the subpoena was just left on my doorstep. Do I still have an obligation to go to court and testify or can I just ignore it?


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Karren Kenney

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Saturday, Jan 12, 2013

If you do not show up, whoever left it on your doorstep has to prove they personally served you. Were you served by the defense or the prosecution? Were you home when they served it and just didn't answer the door or were you gone, came home and then found it on your doorstep?