An effective criminal defense attorney must understand the intricacies of criminal discovery practice. Oftentimes it is the discovery—obtained through either traditional or not-so-traditional methods—that makes or breaks a case. Any experienced criminal defense attorney can win a case long before trial by obtaining the right discovery. Thus to properly defend a client it is critical to understand the rules and process of automatic discovery; reciprocal discovery; and third-party records. And even once trial is over, more criminal defense clients will receive lengthy incarceration sentences for violating probation making it crucial to understand the intricacies of obtaining discovery in the context of probation violation hearings.
Experienced panelists from both sides of the aisle—defense and prosecution—discuss the nuts and bolts of the discovery process, obligations of the prosecutor and defense attorney, processes and avenues of investigation of third party records, obtaining discovery in probation violation hearings, and hot issues of the day in criminal discovery. You don’t want to miss this!
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