Monticello, KY asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky

Q: Can a person request access to all documentation/evidence pertaining to current charges from recent arrest?

A friend was arrested last week and is still in custody. Court is 8/30, and we need to get a court appointed lawyer, she does not have money to pay for private representation. Can she have access to the arrest report and any other documentation or evidence pertaining to that arrest before going to court, or is this something only a lawyer can request? Two or three charges are legitimate traffic violations, that she will admit guilt to. There are two charges in question that have very different versions coming from the inmate versus the officers. Honestly I'm inclined to believe the officers statement but I'm trying to help a friend as much as possible at least make an informed decision before her court date.

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Yes. They can ask for all the evidence.

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