Can I Have “My Motion for Discovery?”

I get this question fairly often from clients.  When a client asks this question, he is not wanting a legal document filed in court (a Motion for Discovery), he is wanting the State’s response to the motion (police reports, videos, etc.).  For some reason, some clients refer to the police report and related materials as “my motion for discovery.”  I am not sure why this is, but it happens.  A motion for discovery is just a legal document asking for discovery; the response to the motion is something completely different.

Jeremy Richey


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