This is a legal form that was released by the United States District Court on February 1, 2014 and used country-wide. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.
Q: What is Form AO88?
A: Form AO88 is a subpoena used to request someone's appearance and testimony at a hearing or trial in a civil action.
Q: When is Form AO88 used?
A: Form AO88 is used when someone needs to be subpoenaed to appear and testify in a civil action.
Q: What does a subpoena do?
A: A subpoena is a legal document that requires a person to appear and testify at a hearing or trial.
Q: What is a civil action?
A: A civil action is a legal dispute between two or more parties seeking financial compensation or other remedies, as opposed to criminal charges.
Q: Who can issue a subpoena?
A: A subpoena can be issued by a party to the lawsuit, usually through their attorney, or by the court itself.
Q: What happens if someone ignores a subpoena?
A: Ignoring a subpoena can result in legal consequences, such as being held in contempt of court.
Q: Do I need a lawyer to issue a subpoena?
A: It is generally recommended to consult with a lawyer when issuing a subpoena to ensure that it is valid and properly served.