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.

You May Also Like…

Hello Thanksgiving Weekend! November 25th-27th

Hello Thanksgiving Weekend! November 25th-27th

You’re finally done grocery shopping. The house is spick and span. You've got cook times all scheduled out for your best recipes. It is officially the calm before the holiday storm. But there is still one thing you might have overlooked: what do to with your guests...

Hello Weekend – November 11th-13th

Hello Weekend – November 11th-13th

While memorizing names and dates are important in their own right—we’re turning this weekend into our own history course! It is what the great people of the past have done that has inspired and influenced who we are today, both as a society and as individuals. This...

Hello Halloween Weekend, 2022!

Hello Halloween Weekend, 2022!

Hooray - Halloween weekend is here! So naturally, we're sharing all things Halloween happening around town. Throw on a costume, grab your crew, and make this fab-BOO-lous weekend pumpkin to talk about! The Spirit of Halloweentown Each year, St. Helens, the filming...