The best advice anyone can give in answering how to respond to a subpoena is to ask what they subpoena says. The context of the recipient’s involvement in the case, either civil or criminal, is all-important. Sometimes, the party issuing the subpoena warns the recipient of an imminent subpoena, often as a courtesy heads-up or, if a hostile case, as a threat. If one is represented by counsel, that attorney should review the supoena and help with the response. For more information about subpoenas, click on the following link.