Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

1997. Administrative Subpoenas

The use of administrative subpoenas is now available under Section 3486A. This provision allows for faster and more efficient access to computer records and other documents when time is critical in cases involving exploitation of minors. The Attorney General has delegated authority to issue administrative subpoenas to the United States Attorneys, the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division and the Director of the FBI, with the power to redelegate to AUSAs, FBI Special Agents in charge and Senior Supervisory Resident Agents, and Criminal Division Trial Attorneys. Contact CEOS for further information.

[updated April 2000] [cited in JM 9-75.200]

Updated September 19, 2018