Is there any other fees to request for a subpoena? I need to get a subpoena to request for my BMV file that they have to accuse me on something that I didn't do. If you are a lawyer and think that you can help me. Please contact me with your info and lowest flat fee quote. Thanks.
Subpoenas are documents issued by the court (usually the clerk) requiring someone to appear at a certain time and place, or produce documents in lieu of their appearance. The power to subpoena is limited to parties to litigation. Therefore, you cannot merely request a subpoena to be issued because you want documents. You must file a lawsuit in order to acquire subpoena power. Before you file anything though, you should consult with an attorney.
Depending on the information sought, you could make a request directly to the source (e.g. "may I please have copies of _____"), or, depending on the nature of the entity (e.g. governmental or private), and the nature of the information sought, you may be able to get the documents you seek through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
If there is a court case, the clerk of the court will issue a subpoena for you for free, although, you will need toserve the document the correct way. If there is no case, you can have a freedom of information act request issued.
Hope that helps.
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