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A transcript (or more directly the record of a court proceeding) is a public document. However, much like a police accident report, the court or the reporter can charge for production of a transcript. It covers the cost of the production. They can't charge whatever they want, but it is based on size. I am sure there is a pricing scheudle somewhere.....
my friend got one proceeding copy and it cost 165, then the second hearing one she wanted 700 for.
As to the difference, I don't know. I would ask the clerk directly. Perhaps one was longer or something.
the clerk or the court reporter?
The clerk of the court. If you can ask the reporter directly, do that. In come courts the transcripts go through the clerks.
the clerk sends him to a room in the back of the courthouse to talk directly to the court reporters.
Ok. In that case I would inquire about the difference. If it is the same transcript in all respects, I would think it should be the same price.
ok tell him to ask for a price guide.
i will tell him
thx thats all
Something like that. To answer your question directly, yes they can charge and no they cannot charge whatever they want. As to how they compute it, thats a question for them.
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you.