Does a defendant have the right to a copy of their case file?

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Does a defendant have the right to a copy of their case file?

Asked on July 11, 2013 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

Robert Johnston / Law Office of Robert J. Johnston Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The first attorney was  correct. Yes, you have a right to a copy of your file. Its just a matter of whether you request it from your attorney or from the prosecutor, if you do not have an attorney.

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am not sure that I understand the question.  If you have a defense lawyer, you may acquire a copy of your file from that person.  If you are seeking discovery on the case, you may acquire that from the prosecuting attorney. 


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