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In the state of tennessee with charges of manufacturing and sale against you

Fayetteville, TN |

when and can you file a motion of discovery to find out info and name of person or persons that made these statements against you

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If you are charged in General Sessions court then often times that information is in the Affidavit of Complaint that is signed by the complainant (which may be a police officer). If it's in Criminal Court then as part of discovery (which is provided once a motion for discovery is filed) that information may be revealed. If the informant was a confidential informant then you may not learn their name till you get deep into discovery. And sometimes that requires an order of the court to reveal the information.

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The motion for discovery is filed once there has been an Indictment or Presentment issued by the grand jury relative to your case. This motion should be filed after your arraignment in Criminal/Circuit court relative to the Indictment/Presentment.

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