Q: Am i allowed to have a copy of police reports of what i am charged with.
My attorney told me he would send me copies of the police reports. Then told me he can not supply them as they are police reports. He also told me he would make an appointment for us with the prosecutors office to view video evidence of me doing the crime. It has never happened, and i dont believe the video evidence they claim they have is accurate at all. Is there anyway i can view this outside of my attorney? I have been charged with disseminating material harmful to adolescents and importuning. The importuning charge is a online chat i had with someone who i knew was a adult male posing as a child, they say they have a video of me masturbating during the chat. I know for a fact i never did that ever online in my life. My lawyer said he viewed it a long time ago and it is accurate but i dont believe he viewed anything.
A: Some materials in discovery are marked counsel only and cannot be shared directly with the defendant. Police reports that contain the names, and contact information for victims/witness/kids are often kept confidential. You really should hire a lawyer you trust. These charges have potentially life altering consequences.
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