Grovetown, GA asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Georgia

Q: Does a judge read the discovery papers on a case.

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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No, a Judge does not read the discovery documents unless they are filed in the Court or presented as evidence at trial. Simply giving the other side does not automatically mean the Judge receives the discovery.

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
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  • Dacula, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No, discovery responses are to be served on the party who sent them to you. The judge never goes through discovery in a case. You may be able to introduce things you obtained in discovery before the Court, provided you follow the rules of evidence. But discovery is never produced to the judge and they don't view it. It sounds like you would benefit from hiring an attorney.

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