What is discovery?
At the beginning of each case, your public defender will automatically request discovery on your behalf. Discovery generally consists of any information that the solicitor is required to turn over and could include incident reports, general sessions summaries, drug reports, videos, audio recordings, photos, or other things. We have a goal of receiving discovery by the initial appearance date so that we may discuss the discovery with you. If it is not in hand at that time, we may discuss discovery at a later meeting. Some discovery may be received after initial discovery (i.e. drug reports take a while to be completed and are not usually finished within 6 weeks, so we don’t normally receive those by initial appearance). Discovery is an ongoing process.

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1. What is a Public Defender?
2. Do I qualify for a Public Defender?
3. How do I apply for a Public Defender?
4. What are the Court Dates I was given?
5. What is discovery?
6. What is a preliminary hearing?