My first trial is next Monday, just got the mail today (Thurs) asking to pick up the disclosure. Which means I only have tomorrow (Fri) to pick it up and have the weekend to work on my trial strategy.
I sent a fax to the prosecutor's office 2 1/2 months ahead, and then I followed up in person last month. Do I have enough case to have the trial delayed?
*Date on the letter i got today was written in May 6, so even if I picked it up right away I still had less than a week to prep
Thanks in advance
You already know what offence youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢ve allegedly committed, so how much will disclosure impact your defence? For instance, if youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢re accused of failing to stop at a stop sign and the officerÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s notes simply say you failed to stop, thereÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s not much to review or research. The more complex the charge and the more information there is to review, the more likely an adjournment. I donÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t say this to discourage you, just to consider how you'll articulate your request. I think most people get denied simply because when they're asked why it's needed, theyÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢re caught off guard.
Very valid question. If you had several months notice and didn't act on it immediately, that may lower your chance for getting an adjournment.bend wrote:When did you get your Notice of Trial?
Do not take anything I say as legal advice. Only a lawyer can give legal advice. I am not a lawyer.