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How long after being served a direct indictment is allowed before they must give discovery

Bardstown, KY |
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I assume you have retained a criminal defense attorney, if not, you should do so ASAP. Discovery is not set per se by Criminal Rule, but deadlines may be set by the presiding Circuit Court Judge. Usually discovery is provided within weeks of the return of the Indictment. Speak with your attorney who can file motions to produce per RCr 7.24 and RCr 7.26, and for a Bill of Particulars and Grand Jury transcript.

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It is required to be at the very latest 48 hours prior to trial but no set date after indictment. Generally a judge will sustain a motion for discovery and require it by a date certain. Your lawyer should be able to assist you.

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Your attorney will file a motion in court requesting discovery. If it is not complied with the attorney will seek a hearing on the matter. This is a crucial aspect to the case so speak to your attorney concerning the process.