When the court cannot locate the individual named in the legal documents, the court may allow service of the subpoena via mail or newspaper. Prior to allowing service through mail or newspaper, the court can request that a reasonable attempt be made to serve the individual named in the legal documents.
To “quash” a subpoena means the court will allow the binding nature of the subpoena to disappear. An individual can also object to a request for documents if they have been lost or destroyed prior to the subpoena being served.
A subpoena that requires the attendance of a witness to appear in any court can be served at any location within the State of New Jersey. The subpoena may be served by any individual 18 years or older and shall be made by delivery of a copy thereof to the individual named.