What is Discovery?

What is Discvoery? Discovery is essentially the evidence. Discovery is the process of gathering the evidence and information that can later be used at trial. Often, at the end of discovery, the case will settle. This is because at the end of discovery we know what the evidence will likely show and what a verdict will most likely look like.

Criminal Proceeding:

In criminal cases, depending on your state, the discovery process may be different. For example, in some states criminal defendants are permitted to depose the arresting officers and witnesses. In other states they are not permitted to depose the witnesses or it is typically not allowed.

Civil Proceeding:

Civil discovery is usually large amounts of information gathering. For example, in a car accident case the insurance companies defense attorney’s usually request all sorts of information in order to get an amount they are willing to offer in settlement. This can be positive or negative for the case, it just all depends on the facts.

Discovery Motions:

In criminal cases in Virginia, there are discovery motions. Some are to compel the government to provide to the defense what the government intends on using at trial. Some localities use a form of “open” discovery. However, a lawyer will likely want to get a discovery order anyway soo that the government cannot spring anything on them at the last minute. For example, the any evidence that may be used in a criminal case, a criminal defendant will likely want to use a private investigator or expert witness to review the evidence and inquire into the credibility of the evidence.

In civil cases, discovery motions are usually motions to compel discovery, motion to protect certain kinds of discovery and motions for extensions of time to respond to discovery. These are the most common kinds of discovery motions.

I have experience with both civil and criminal discovery motions. You should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701

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