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?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Jose Pablo Noriega

    Contributor Level 9


    Lawyers agree

    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

    Contributor Level 4


    Lawyers agree


    Best Answer
    chosen by asker

    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

    Contributor Level 8

    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.

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.


Ask now

22,174 answers this week

2,891 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

22,174 answers this week

2,891 attorneys answering