North Carolina courts allow out-of-state subpoenas to be issued and served against North Carolina citizens (including individuals, corporations, governments, other entities, etc.), provided certain steps are followed. Subpoenas from other states may be used to compel the attendance and testimony of North Carolina citizens, or for the production of documents or the inspection of premises. Following is a step-by-step guide to issuing and serving an out-of-state subpoena to compel someone located in North Carolina to appear before the court in another state.
The North Carolina subpoena will be served on the party. Fees associated with service by the local sheriff’s department may apply. You may wish to contact the local Clerk of Court for a complete listing of these fees and information regarding any other local rules.
Tom Gray is a partner in the firm and member of the firm’s creditors’ rights practice group. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, equipment leasing and finance, creditors’ rights, and construction law, representing a variety of businesses and individuals through all stages of commercial litigation. He also represents national and local equipment leasing companies and their financing sources seeking to enforce their rights pursuant to the lease, including the recovery of amounts due, recovery of equipment, and representation of creditors in bankruptcy court....LEARN MORE