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I am a resident of Georgia and have an AT&T landline. I would

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I am a resident of Georgia and have an AT&T landline. I would like the get records of the outgoing phone calls that have been placed on this line, but AT&T tells me this will take a subpoena. Will the subpoena have to be issued by a court, and if so would that be a criminal, civil or small claims court?
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You can only get a subpoena when there is a lawsuit pending. If you can tell me why you want the records I might be able to suggest a route.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It could be socially/professionally damaging {i.e. highly embarrassing}. Could it be issued simply to determine if a lawsuit is needed?
Sometimes a judge will allow you to do "pre-suit" discovery and file a lawsuit just for that purposes. You would need a lawyer to do it for you and it is unusual but possible.
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