How to Claim Witness Fees for New York Criminal Subpoenas

This article will provide guidance on How to claim witness fees for New York Criminal Subpoenas. Learn how to get witness fees in New York for criminal subpoenas. N.Y. CPL. LAW § 610.50 sets clear rules. This guide simplifies the process. Click Here on How To Secure Witness With A New York Criminal Court Subpoena

Getting Paid for Prosecution-Subpoenaed Witnesses

If the prosecution subpoenas you, your due fees and mileage like in civil cases. The county pays based on a court note about your attendance and travel. Plus, the court might add extra for your expenses. Click Here on How To Issue A New York Criminal Court Subpoena

How to Collect Your Fees

Show the treasurer the court’s note or a copy to get paid. You’ll need an affidavit confirming your subpoena response, travel miles, and attendance length. Click here for How to Secure Physical Evidence With A Subpoena in New York

Note for State Officers

State officers serving as witnesses don’t get these fees if they already receive fixed or actual expense payments for their duties.

Defense-Subpoenaed Witness Compensation

If the defense subpoenas you, fees aren’t automatic. But, the court can order payment for your reasonable expenses.


This guide makes it easier to understand “witness fees for New York criminal subpoenas.” Both sides’ witnesses can get expenses covered, but defense witnesses need a court order. Know these steps to ensure you’re fairly compensated.


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