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Can i obtain deleted text messages which could be critical in a defense case in court ok the phone obviously belongs to me

Long Island City, NY |

need to obtain or need to know if i can obtain text messages dating back to about a month old for my case which would be very important and also return the lawsuit meaning i want to create another case once i have proven myself not guilty of any charges which yo my knowledge are for money reasons i have evidence and proof on text messages which i must retrieve for my case in court for harasmant sexualy and stalking threats humiliation abuse and telling me to sell my body in order to pay him back $150 also having him telling me how he is importing drugs from other countries and all drugs are accounted for

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  1. If it's your phone call your carrier and ask if they keep texts and if they do how you can get them.

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  2. Subpoena your records from the phone company, and from the person who was texting you, and his/her phone company. If you have a lawyer, he/she should be familiar with the subpoena process. Also, if these texts are evidence of a crime, you can report it to the DA and the DA will subpoena the records.