Port Saint Lucie, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: how to acquire & review prosecutor`s evidence against the defendant if self resenting

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Terrence James O'Sullivan
Terrence James O'Sullivan
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Melbourne, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Request discovery pursuant to rule 3.220.

Michael Fayard agrees with this answer

Michael Fayard
Michael Fayard
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Licensed in Florida

A: As my colleague mentioned, you have to request discovery from the state. But the more important question: Why are you pro se?

You have the right to counsel through the public defender’s office. Or you can find private counsel (some even offer reduced costs). The fact that you are not familiar with the rules of criminal procedure should be a warning that you don’t want to proceed without counsel. Prosecutors are highly trained and they are in court all the time. Most know what they are doing. The court will not going go easy on you because you are pro se.

Most, if not all, criminal defense lawyers offer free consultations. At a minimum, pick up the phone and call a local criminal defense attorney just to get advice. I wish you luck, and please reconsider going this alone.

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