Client Guide – What is Discovery?

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On October 4, 2022

If you are facing a DUI (DUII) charge, it can be hard to know where to turn. You undoubtedly have questions about what happens next and the possible consequences. The best, first step you can make is to hire an experienced attorney to guide you through the process. A skilled team of DUI specialists who can explain what to expect from start to finish, helping you find peace of mind.

One of the first steps in building your defense will involve discovering what evidence the prosecution has against you. This process is fittingly called “discovery.”

What is Discovery?

In criminal cases, discovery involves investigating the evidence that both sides (prosecution and defense) intend to present. The discovery process helps your attorney determine if the police followed the correct procedures, whether your rights were respected or violated, and what your best options are moving forward. The discovery documents can include the police report with notes from any field sobriety test or witness statements, dash cam videos, 911 calls, and results from any urine, blood, or breathalyzer tests.  

While your attorney will gather information and evidence related to your case through formal discovery, they may also learn valuable information about the evidence against you by attending the DMV Administrative Hearing as well.

Call Reynolds Defense Firm

If you or a loved one is facing a DUI arrest call Reynolds Defense Firm, at (503) 549-4590. We can help answer your many questions and help you figure out the best next steps for you and your family – so you can find peace of mind now. Our team has the expertise to handle your criminal case and the understanding to help you on the human-side as well. At the risk of sounding immodest, we are very good at what we do.

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