Q: What is the process for obtaining a subpoena duces tecum for a probation officer in an MTR proceeding?
The probation office is literally across the hall from the District Clerk's office. Is it really necessary to pay $150+ to have the officer served by a sheriff's deputy or is there a different process for court officials?
A: If you have the local Sheriff's office serve the subpoena, they do not charge for serving a subpoena in a criminal case because you have a Constitutional right to subpoena witnesses in your defense.
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