Who and when can you see evidence of a case that is being investigated?

UPDATED: Feb 16, 2012

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Who and when can you see evidence of a case that is being investigated?

If you are being accused of a crime you did not commit and are being told they have evidence against you, who can look at the evidence to see that it is valid? At this point it is a detective’s words against the other person’s.

Asked on February 16, 2012 under Criminal Law, Michigan


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you have been charged with a crime in a criminal complaint, your attorney (assuming you have one) representing you is entitled under the laws of all states to see the evidence and the reports supporting the criminal charges against you.

If no charges have been filed, then one who is under the investigation of a crime is not entitled to see the evidence that is being collected at this point under the law.

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