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Rule 211. Subpoenas

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for the Juvenile CourtEffective: July 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Delinquency
1. Delinquency Scope and Procedures
Effective: July 1, 2022
17B A.R.S. Juv.Ct.Rules of Proc., Rule 211
Formerly cited as AZ ST JUV CT Rule 27
Rule 211. Subpoenas
(a) Generally. The clerk or prosecutor may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses. The subpoena must advise the witness of the location, date, and time of the hearing and that failure to appear will result in sanctions being entered against the witness, which may include being held in contempt. The subpoena must state that “requests for reasonable accommodation for person with disabilities must be made to the court at least 3 working days in advance of a scheduled court proceeding.” The subpoena must advise a witness with limited English proficiency, in English and Spanish, to request an interpreter from the court at least 10 working days before the hearing.
(b) Service. Any person may serve a subpoena to compel the attendance of a witness at a delinquency proceeding. The witness must be personally served. If the court finds that it is impracticable to personally serve a witness, it may approve service by certified mail, restricted delivery, return receipt requested. The returned receipt or an affidavit of service is evidence of service.
(c) Contempt. Unless there is good cause for the non-appearance, if a person fails to appear in court after being served with a subpoena, the court may set a hearing on an order to show cause why the person should not be held in contempt and sanctioned. The order to show cause must be personally served as required under section (b).


Added Dec. 8, 2021, effective July 1, 2022.
17B A. R. S. Juv. Ct. Rules of Proc., Rule 211, AZ ST JUV CT Rule 211
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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