How to Serve Subpoenas and Ensure Payment of Fees in Advance in New York

This article will provide guidance on How to serve subpoenas and ensure payment of fees in advance in New York. Discover how to correctly serve subpoenas in New York and guarantee advance payment of fees, as detailed in N.Y. CVP. LAW § 2303. This article highlights essential practices for “New York criminal subpoena witness fees,” facilitating a smooth legal process for practitioners and parties involved. Click Here on How To Secure Witness With A New York Criminal Court Subpoena

Basics of Serving Subpoenas

You must serve subpoenas for attendance or document requests similarly to a summons. Notably, when service aligns with certain sections of 308, you no longer need to file proof of service. The service process concludes effectively with the chosen delivery or mailing method. Click Here on How To Issue A New York Criminal Court Subpoena

Ensuring Advance Payment

The law requires the advance payment or tendering of travel expenses and a day’s witness fee to anyone subpoenaed. This step upholds fairness and adherence to legal obligations. Click here for How to Secure Physical Evidence With A Subpoena in New York

Handling Subpoena Duces Tecum in Civil Proceedings

If you’re serving a subpoena duces tecum in an active civil case, remember to also serve a copy on all participating parties. Ensure prompt delivery follows rule 2103, facilitating transparency and preparedness before document production.

Specific Rules for Child Support Subpoenas

For child support subpoenas directed at public utilities, regular mail or automated processes suffice, especially when targeting database-held information. Other child support subpoenas should follow the general serving guidelines provided in section (a).


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