I've filed a small claims in San Francisco. Can the defendant subpoena my bank records as evidence, to try support their claim, and submit at the hearing to the judge? I'm not sure if they can do this since there's no discovery etc but just one hearing (and decision) that same day by the judge.
Yes, subpoenas can be issued for small claims cases. Hearings may be continued.
Of course you also have a right to financial privacy and may be able to quash or limit the subpoena depending on the issues and what they are asking for.
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