Rockville, MD asked in Criminal Law for Maryland

Q: If the prosecutor missing something out your discovery, can that get your case drop and do you no about the hick law

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Unlikely. If the prosecution fails to disclose something they may be precluded from using it at trial, or they may be compelled to produce it, and the defendant may have grounds to request a postponement to prepare their case based on its late production, or a new trial might be ordered if the evidence was exculpatory. All criminal defense lawyers know the Hicks Rule. If you have a question about it, you need to provide specific facts and why you think the rule may apply to your case.

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