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Can my attornney subpeona my telephone records without filing

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can my attornney subpeona my telephone records without filing a lawsuit?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.
My apologies but the answer is 'no'. Requesting records via a subpoena is part of the process of discovery, which occurs in the 'pre-trial' phase of a lawsuit or prior to a hearing over criminal charges. Subpoena without a lawsuit won't be granted because the subpoena shows why that specific request for documents is important for that specific case, and why that information is relevant.
Sincerely,
Dimitry, Esq.