When does discovery take place – the formal arraignment, the pre-trial conference or at some other point?

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When does discovery take place – the formal arraignment, the pre-trial conference or at some other point?

Asked on March 25, 2012 under Criminal Law, Kentucky

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Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Discovery can sometimes take place at the arraignment, but most often it's obtained at the pretrial stage. This is where you or your attorney can learn more about the facts of the case, evidence, and potential witnesses who may testify against you. For more in-depth cases, discovery may an on-going process up until the start of trial. 


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