A summon is a court order to an individual to appear in court at a specified time and place. A summon may be issued in both criminal and in civil cases.
How is a summon served
- Every summon shall be served by a police officer, or by an officer of the court issuing it or any other public servant.
- The summon shall if practical, be served personally on the person summoned, by delivering or tendering to him one of the duplicates of the summons.
- Every person on whom a summon is served shall sign a receipt on the back of the other duplicate.