Can a criminal defense attorney find out who the state has subponea for a criminal case (DWI) --- Texas

Asked over 2 years ago - Stockdale, TX

Can a individual find out who the state has subponeaed to testify against them in their trial?

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  1. Jose Pablo Noriega

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    Answered . Generally speaking yes. Normally an application for a subpoena is issued by the court and placed in the court's file (which the defense attorney has access to). The defense attorney can also file a motion for the state to tell the defense attorney all their witnesses.

  2. Adam L. Seidel

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    Answered . If the state requests that a subpoena be issued, there is usually paperwork in the court file that reflects the request, and or a document showing that the witness was served with the subpoena.

  3. Samuel E. Bassett

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    Answered . The answer is "yes" but sometimes the State and/or clerk do not get the information into the file in a timely manner and it can conceal the State's witness information. It all depends upon the efficency of the clerk's office in most cases.

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