My brother plead guilty to a crime that he did not commit. He is currently in jail. He has requested from his defense attorney's copies of the Full Discovery Package. My understanding is that he should be entitled to this information. They want to charge me in excess of $200.00 to get copies of this information so that I can mail it to my bother. If this proper?
Optional Information: Erie, PennsylvaniaAlready Tried: Nothing
They may certainly charge you for the copies. However, they cannot hold the file until paid. Your brother's file in, just that, his file,.he is entitled to it and it cannot be held in lieu of payment on fees.
In order to release ANY information to you, you must have a release from your brother.
Reply toCustomers Post: This may sound stupid, BUT I am going to ask this question anyway. I am not the one requesting the information, my borther is, so why am I going to be charged for it?
He may be charged for making copies of any records that appear in his file. He was also probably notified of that fact as part of his retainer agreement. Most retainer agreements state that the client is responsible for the cost of any copies made. he may wish to review that retainer agreement.
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