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Is there a way to back track "blocked calls" that came into

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Is there a way to back track "blocked calls" that came into a cell phone to determine the actual originating phone number, after that fact. I know how to "trap" "current" blocked calls, but need to know if I can track previous calls dialed in from a "blocked number" before the "trap" was in place. [this information may be necessary for a family court matter]
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Can you please tell me if the litigation on this matter has already been filed, or, not yet? This is important. In other words, is there ongoing litigation already?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Nothing has been filed yet. I am actually trying to ascertain whether I am going to file for divorce, or if, in fact, I am going to 'believe' that the affair is truly over. Trust is clearly an issue, and while I would like to believe that the affair and all contact is over, I feel the need to verify for my own peace of mind, so to speak.


 

Thank you, friend.

Until litigation is filed, there is no way to get these records. They are typically available, but, the telephone company has no duty to hand them over and they do not without a subpoena. In other words, it is their records, and not public.

A subpoena is a request to a third party (i.e. in this case the telephone company) under the Court of Law to provide records under a request that seeks pertinent information to the case.

The specific subpoena here is called a subpoena duces tecum, but, it may only be filed once litigation has commenced, I am afraid. Ergo, I am afraid that one has to file the suit first, but then, to get the records which may be used in Court.

I hope this helps and clarifies.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

So, if I am to understand correctly, the 'trapped' information for 'blocked' calls is, in fact, stored somewhere in the phone company's records. But, I would need to file an action of some sort and then request a subpoena duces tecum with the specific dates/times of the original 'blocked' calls that were made to the phone line in question in order to obtain the information I seek.


 


Is this correct?

So, if I am to understand correctly, the 'trapped' information for 'blocked' calls is, in fact, stored somewhere in the phone company's records.

Correct. Even if the call is blocked to the person receiving it, the telephone company has the record of whoever made the call.

But, I would need to file an action of some sort and then request a subpoena duces tecum with the specific dates/times of the original 'blocked' calls that were made to the phone line in question in order to obtain the information I seek.

Correct. There has to be litigation. Also, the subpoena has to request information which is pertinent to the action. In other words, it has to have something to do with what you are trying to prove in Court.

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