If your case is not resolved during the arraignment, the pre trial conference hearing is the second court event that you will have to attend. During the pre trial hearing your attorney and the prosecutor will conference the matters revolving your case. Your attorney could also use this opportunity to discuss resolving the case.
Aside from trying to resolve the case, your attorney will also ask for the discovery in your case. Now depending on the type of case that you have, your attorney may request different things for the prosecutor to provide. Common discovery items that will be requested include: 911 tapes, videos, witness statements, police reports, warrants, drug certifications, and many others. In more serious cases, your attorney may request: fingerprint analysis, photo ID line up procedure, DNA analysis, accident reconstruction reports and many others.
Any unresolved issues regarding discovery requests will be decided by the judge. In many cases, your attorney and the prosecutor may disagree with the types of evidence that should be produced. In many domestic assault and battery cases certain information regarding the victim may be relevant to your case. Ultimately, the judge will rule the types of discovery the prosecution needs to produce and the time in which the discovery needs to be provided.
Call Attorney Jason Chan to talk about your case today at 508-808-8902.