Chapter 2. Means of Production - California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1988

1988.  If a witness is concealed in a building or vessel, so as to
prevent the service of subpoena upon him, any Court or Judge, or any
officer issuing the subpoena, may, upon proof by affidavit of the
concealment, and of the materiality of the witness, make an order
that the Sheriff of the county serve the subpoena; and the Sheriff
must serve it accordingly, and for that purpose may break into the
building or vessel where the witness is concealed.

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