Hi. I received my ticket in Feb 17 and was charged with driving 80 in 60 km zone. April 5th received trial date for May 8th, 2017. I am going to request disclosure tomorrow should I register mail disclosure request or go file in person at courthouse?
Also, depending on when I get the disclosure how do I know if that is sufficient time to prepare with the Trial being 1 month away? Do I ask for extra time withe the Prosecutor at my Trial date? Any input/feedback appreciated. Thank you.
To request disclosure, either of those options would work. Registered mail is a bit expensive though, and going in-person is inconvenient (unless you live near the courthouse). I usually send disclosure requests by fax to the prosecutor - it saves time and money.
Given that your trial date is a month away, it really depends on how much time you think you will need to prepare a defence. Of course, you are unable to prepare a defence if you do not get disclosure a reasonable time before trial. A "reasonable" time all depends on how much time you think you need to prepare a defence. If you do not get disclosure within a reasonable time before trial or if you do not get disclosure until the date of your trial, you can ask for an adjournment to allow you more time to prepare a defence. If disclosure is not available by the date of your trial, the prosecutor may ask for an adjournment to give them more time to give you disclosure.
Excellent idea to fax it. Thx
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