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how far back can cell phone records be retrieved by agency

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how far back can cell phone records be retrieved by agency or subenoea
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 6 years ago.
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INFOLAWYER :

Hello and thank you for your question.

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There is no time limit

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However a court will normally interfere and lmit the subpoena if it is overbroad

INFOLAWYER :

so for example if the records are in connection with a dispute over 2 years, that would be the span of the subpoena.

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The other issue if whether the company still has records available

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but that would vary on a case by case basis.

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I hope the information is helpful and fast

JACUSTOMER-wjtlaa4r- :

could it go back 9 to 10 years

INFOLAWYER :

You can ask for it for a court is not likely to permit such a time span unless there is good reason for it

INFOLAWYER :

The request should be specific to the claim and not overbroad or burdensome

INFOLAWYER :

If no one objects, then you could also do it

JACUSTOMER-wjtlaa4r- :

i think my wife was having an affair during that 2000 2001

INFOLAWYER :

You may request such information then as it is relevant

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I hope I have been helpful

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If so, please click ACCEPT

JACUSTOMER-wjtlaa4r- :

do the phone companies store records that long

INFOLAWYER :

Yes, they should have it

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They would need to respond with the record or explanation if not available

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Nothing to lose in trying

JACUSTOMER-wjtlaa4r- :

how do you get them

INFOLAWYER :

The subpoena would be issued

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and they would have to provide them

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Normally it is issued by the lawyer or the court

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in the context of a lawsuit

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Otherwise a subpoena cannot issue

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I hope that all makes sense and answers your question.

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If I can clarify anything, please ask me

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Otherwise, please click accept as that is the only way I get credit for the answers.

JACUSTOMER-wjtlaa4r- :

i had heard that companies quite after 5 years

INFOLAWYER :

It really depends on the account and the company. Going back 10 years, they may not have it but given storage capabilities, it may be a matter of recovering it from archives

JACUSTOMER-wjtlaa4r- :

thanks

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