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How to Domesticate an Out-of-State Subpoena in Rhode Island

Understanding How to Domesticate an Out-of-State Subpoena in Rhode Island:

It is possible to domesticate and issue an international subpoena in Rhode Island. However, the process must follow the Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act (U.I.D.D.A.). It must also comply with R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-18.1-3.

Since Rhode Island follows U.I.D.D.A. laws, a party must submit the out-of-state subpoena to the Clerk of court in Rhode Island. Some of the documents that you must file with the Clerk of court in Rhode Island include the following:

  • An out-of-state subpoena that is issued from the foreign court

  • A petition requesting the issuance of the subpoena

  • A domesticated subpoena that is filled

  • Docket sheet from the state with a pending case.

  • A filing fee of $180.75 must be paid to the superior court in Rhode Island.

Serving an Out of State Subpoena in Rhode Island

A sheriff or process server can serve a domesticated subpoena in Rhode Island. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Obtain a certified copy of the domesticated subpoena from the Rhode Island court that issued it.

  • Contact a sheriff or process server in Rhode Island authorized to serve subpoenas in the state.

  • Provide the sheriff or process server with a certified copy of the domesticated subpoena and any necessary documents or information.

  • The sheriff or process server will then serve the domesticated subpoena on the person or entity named in the subpoena.

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Our team is trained to serve legal papers, eradicating disruption. Since we are quite knowledgeable about the various legal requirements for serving and domesticating subpoenas, you can be assured of a streamlined process. Ensure you contact or email us for detailed information and assistance in serving legal documents to different parties.

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