What’s the difference between a summons and a subpoena?
Both are documents issued by the court, but they are different.
What’s a summons?
Generally a summons is a notice to a person that legal proceedings have begun.
So if a person is sued and finds themselves being a defendant in a lawsuit, the court will issue a summons to that person telling them that.
What’s a Subpoena?
A subpoena is much more detailed and is the court requiring a person to appear in court (on a specific day) and/or for the person to produce something in particular (documents, a cell phone, photos, video, etc.).
What’s your duty as a process server?
Weather it’s a summons, a subpoena, both or some other court paperwork, As a process server you are required to deliver it to the named party as per the courts instructions.
If you’d like in-depth training on how to be a process server and even open your own process serving business (if you want), then be sure to check out The Investigator’s Ultimate Guide to Process Serving.
Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye, P.I.
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P.P.S. – I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice. If you need legal advice ask an attorney. But, you knew that already, didn’t you?