Do I have to show up in court because I got a subpoena?

Yes.  A subpoena is not an invitation to the court.  In fact it is an order to be in Court, and if one does not abide by a subpoena, the Court could issue a warrant for that person's arrest.  Though that is a tactic very rarely used, it is possible and therefore a person needs to be aware if he or she receives a subpoena.

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1. Who can I talk to about my case?
2. Why can't the District Attorney's Office give me legal advice?
3. What are arraignments?
4. Why can't I talk with an Assistant District Attorney about my case before arraignment?
5. Why can't I have the police report before being arraigned?
6. Do you have a public defender's office?
7. I was just charged with an OUI (Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs) charge. What will happen to me?
8. How do I get bail conditions changed?
9. Why can't I get information on a case with my son or daughter (over 18) /wife / husband / boyfriend / girlfriend?
10. Do I have to show up in court because I got a subpoena?
11. How can I drop charges?
12. How do I contact District Court or Superior Court?