Criminal Law

Criminal Law: Subpoenaing Electronic Communications in Criminal Cases


The right to issue subpoenas for pretrial hearings and the constitutional right to compulsory process at trial are perhaps the two most important arrows in the criminal defense lawyer’s quiver. Yet, for some reason, the power of the subpoena is often underutilized, misunderstood, and, in some respects, abused. In this presentation the speaker will discuss subpoenaing electronic communications as it relates to Social Media. Always remember the power to compel. The public has a right to everyone’s evidence, and it’s your job to enforce it.

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The suggestion to "think outside the box" when looking for ways to access all kinds of data is interesting. Particularly the idea of asking a friend of a friend for facebook information is thought provoking.

Great info on obtaining DCS and social media info.

Very helpful in relation to new technology.


Course Pricing
  • Section: 35.00
  • Member: 45.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course InformationHighlights
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop or mobile devices
  • Discount for Criminal Law Section Members
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.