I live in FL the defendant in a case live in CT. The defendant sends me a subpoena via text.
No. Text message is highly suspect and not considered valid service Do not ignore. Make your view know to the person that Trudy to serve you
Generally NO - the bigger issue though is that you obviously have some legal issue to address or are targeted by a scammer - so you probably need to hire a lawyer to determine what is going on if you aren't able to address it.
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CT law would govern this question, so you should repost your question under CT. But, I would be shocked to learn that CT allows service of subpoena via text.
As a witness under Florida law you are not required to travel beyond your county line to testify.
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