Akron, OH asked in Criminal Law for Ohio

Q: I’m in Ohio. My Lawyer was sent Bodycam video evidence. Can my lawyer give me the video’s?

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Marcus A. Ross
Marcus A. Ross
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Yes. Your Attorney is required to provide you any discovery he/she receives from the Prosecutor under Criminal Rule 16 of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure which govern the discovery process. Under the rule you and your Attorney are entitled to any evidence the prosecution has which is the basis of any criminal or traffic charges filed against you. ( Ex: Police report, witness statements, video evidence ( body worn camera and dash cam cruiser video), forensic evidence( DNA kit, gun shot residue test , results of breathalyzer exam or urine sample or blood draw in OVI/DUI case), photographs,etc. Any tangible evidence is discoverable. Also under Brady any exculpatory evidence/materials which is favorable to you as the defendant is discoverable as required by the rule.

The materials/documents are also considered your work product which will be used in preparation for trial and providing you an adequate defense to the charges filed.

Marcus A. Ross

Attorney at Law

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