Translation of subpoena in Spanish:

subpoena

citación, n.

Pronunciation /səˈpinə/ /səˈpiːnə/

noun

Law
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    citación feminine
    citatorio masculine
    to serve a subpoena on sb notificar a algn (una orden de comparecencia)
    • Even if it is a US bank which is ordered by a US subpoena, other common law courts have applied traditional conflict-of-laws analysis.
    • Further, the day-to-day administration of criminal justice functions with many witnesses who are not under subpoena and who attend voluntarily to give evidence.
    • It held that if an individual does not comply with a subpoena or order issued by the Tribunal, he could be held in contempt of the Tribunal and the specific contempt procedure could be set in motion.
    • Under normal law, a plaintiff would file a lawsuit against an offending party and then use the court system to get subpoenas or court orders for information relevant to the lawsuit.
    • Complex legal standards apply to the level of review and judicial oversight necessary before police can obtain the warrants, subpoenas, or court orders required to compel disclosure of these records.

transitive verb

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    (witness) citar
    • The appellant was unable to subpoena the necessary witnesses.
    • In addition, in July several people were subpoenaed to testify about their protest activities before a grand jury convened in Missouri.
    • Your office could do more, the witnesses were not subpoenaed and brought along, and the magistrate is sure to have plenty to do.
    • A Victorian coroner has subpoenaed the man acquitted of one the State's most notorious murders to give evidence at another inquest into the death.
    • The defence could have subpoenaed him but they could not force him to talk to them.