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It has been held “a Defendant in a criminal case does not have a general right to discover evidence in the possession of the state prior to the introduction of the evidence at trial.” Reeves v. State, 632 S.W.2d 662, (Tex.App. Amarillo, 1982); Quinones v. State, 592 S.W.2d 933 (Tex.Crim.App. 1980); cert. den. 449 U.S. 893 (1980).
My wife has already pleaded not guilty or no lo contender.
SHE DID THIS BECAUSE THE ADA. THREATEN HER WITH JAIL TIME AND A FINE,
MY WIFE IS 63 YRS. OLD AND HAS NEVER BEEN IN ANY LEGAL TROUBLE.
WE VISITED WITH A LOCAL ATTORNEY AND HE WANTED A 2,000.00 RETAINER.
MY WIFE AND I DECIDED TO GO THIS ROUTE AND THEN REQUEST TO VIEW THE VIDEO THAT THEY STATED THEY HAVE.
WE WERE TOLD THAT ONCE SHE PLEADED, SHE COULD NOT REVERSE HER SELF NOR COULD THE COURT.
ALL WE WANT TO DO IS VEIW THE VIDEO. THE ADA MADE SOME COMMENTS THAT LEAD US TO BELIEVE HE DID NOT VEIW THE ENTIRE VIDEO OR THERE IS SOME DOUBT IN HIS TRUTHFULNESS.
MY WIFE WAS WILLING TO TAKE A POLYGRAPH BUT THE COURT SAID IT COULD NOT BE USED AS EVEDIENCE.
SAAME QUESTION BASED ON THIS ADDITIONAL INFO.
DO WE HAVE TO PETITION THE COURT TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS VIDEO AFTER THE PLEADING.
THE AMOUNT OF STATED THEFT IS 50.00.
SHE RECEIVED 1 YR. ADJUDICATION AND 1,150.00 FINE AND COURT COST
"SHE RECEIVED 1 YR. ADJUDICATION AND 1,150.00 FINE AND COURT COST" - Did this already go to trial? You mentioned fthat she pleaded not guilty, so why would she have received this adjudication?
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