California Witness Fees Increase, Effective January 1, 2013

Effective Jan 1, 2013 the witness fee required to be tendered with service of a subpoena to a qualifying witness under GC§68097.2 will increase from the current $150.00 to $275.00 per day.

The CHP sponsored AB 2612 increasing the witness fee that must be paid at the time a subpoena is served to a qualifying government employee (CHP, Police, Fire, certain County Employees, Public Employees,etc).

The current fee of $150.00 was established in 1986 and of course costs and salaries have increased since then.

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