Post # 1
Tonight my Fiance got a phone call informing him that he’s been subpoenaed to testify in court. The court date is two days after our wedding and the trial is expected to last for a few days. That means we’re going to have to cancel our honeymoon plans . I can’t even believe how bad the timing is. I’m so annoyed right now. Arggggggh!
Post # 3
@As_You_Wish: Did you get trip insurance? Will you be able to transfer the date?
Post # 4
Aw man, that is terrible. Best of luck trying to rearrange your plans!
Post # 5
@MsBrooklynA: My Fiance was planning to take me on a honeymoon to a secret location. He’s been planning it for months and has been so excited about it. We’re planning to go on a bigger vacation in the winter so this was more of a mini-moon I guess.
Post # 6
WTH! That is SO awful! I’m actually angry for you!
Post # 7
That IS awful. At first when I started reading I was hoping you were going to say he was served with jury duty, which you can postpone due to vacation.
I don’t really know the laws of court/subpoenaes, but is there any way to petition the judge to have him give his testimony a few days earlier or a bit later? I imagine it depends on a lot of factors, particularly the type of case. And likely not possible… but worth investigating?
I’m sorry this is happening! 🙁
Post # 8
Damn justice getting in the way of things.
Post # 9
Does he have an attorney? I feel like court dates get moved all the time for silly reasons, and this is not necessarily what I would qualify as “silly” particularly if you have the tickets purchased and will lose money. Check into it before you cancel honeymoon plans!
Post # 10
Court dates do get moved all the time, but if he is not one of the parties, and only an interested party, it might be hard to convince a judge to rearrange his/her schedule. However, you should definitely make it known what is going on because one of the parties may be able to ask for a continuance.
Post # 11
I received a subpoena for a car accident where the other driver had no insurance and left the scene. But I had already planned a trip out of the country that coincided with the court date. I just called the court and told them I was going to be out of the country. However, I couldn’t reach an actual person and had to leave this info on voicemail. So I never had anyone say to me, “Too bad, you need to be there.” I went on the trip, and the court date went on without me. I never heard anything more from it.
Did your Fiance tell the person on the phone that he was going to be out of town?
Post # 12
Not sure where you are and how your laws work, but here they physically serve you a piece of paper, and there should be a number on it that’s “witness notifier” or something like that. You’re always supposed to call that person to discuss more particulars of when/where and what they believe the subject matter of your testimony will be. I would explain the issue to them. They may still be in the trial confirmation phase, or they may decide after a discussion that either his testimony isn’t vital to the case, or allow him to enter a written affidavit or something.
Post # 13
That sucks!! I am SO sorry!! ((hugs))
Post # 14
That sucks, but I am sure everything will be fine and you will still have a great honeymoon even though it won’t be till later.
Post # 15
NO WAY. I am so sorry to hear that. I know nothing about this kind of thing, but from other posters, it sounds like you may have options? I hope? You poor thing!