It depends on how much time the DA wants and how much the judge wants to hear. It's subjective and not by formula.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
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There is no hard and fast rule. It depends on how the da wants to play the game of poker.
There is no law on this. It is whatever the DA wants to reveal about the case.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 385-8015 or via email at [email protected] The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
Generally if you are considering taking a plea to a Supreme Court Information ("SCI") there is significant evidence against you, and your exposure at trial is high. I have found DA's to be forthright with the evidence at this juncture only because your attorney will need it to assist you in deciding whether a felony plea is appropriate. As my colleagues above have pointed out there is no rules/laws regarding this - it's an informal conference.
Usually enough to convince defense counsel that they have a good chance of obtaining a conviction, though there is no rule regarding that. While most DA's hold something back, it is in their interest to having you plead out and therefore will offer most of what they have.
Each county has different policies on how much evidence to reveal. Even individual attorneys withing a county have different preferences. Usually they will reveal (if not show) the majority of the evidence.
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