What is “discovery”?

Discovery is a broad term that refers to all of the evidence in a criminal case. Discovery can include video surveillance, reports written by police officers, witness statements, photographs, audio recordings, and other things. Criminal defendants generally do not have the right to get police reports directly from the prosecution. This is because of the rules that are in place to protect the privacy of witnesses. However, a criminal defense lawyer like Mr. Rios does have the ability to obtain the discovery on your behalf and to help you get the witnesses and evidence you need to defend yourself.