Q: Do I have to pay for discovery's I request? Traffic
I am fighting a speeding ticket I got from Oregon State Police. The trooper told me it will cost me more to ask for discovery's then just pay the ticket. I know I can win if I have everything I need from the Officer. Do I have to pay for discovery's I request? If not what is the law saying I do not?
A: Generally, in traffic cases you have to track down the discovery you want. With OSP, you should send a letter to their records department with a $25.00 check. That's usually their minimum fee. They will notify you if there are further fees that need to be paid. Unfortunately, OSP is extremely slow in providing discovery and your court date may come and go before you receive anything. Traffic cases can be deceptively difficult to win. You may wish to consult with or hire an attorney to help you make your best case. Good luck!
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