How long doest it take for the DA to prove his/her case? give all the discoveries/evidence physical or circumstancial to the defendant's attorney before giving any offer from the time of the arrest?
There are numerous time requirements, each with it's own time limits.
BBOTTOM LINE, it is all up to the judge.
The DA has till the end of the trial to prove his/her case. Some discovery has to be given within 15 days of the defendant's request for it. Other discovery only has to be given when the DA makes the determination that he or she intends to use it at trial. An offer does not have to be given at all, it is completely up to the DA when or if to make one.
I believe the DA should give the discovery within a few weeks of asking for it. However, the local court may refuse to enforce Penal Code 1054.1. Some courts say that the defendant is not entitled to discovery pre-preminary hearing. By the time you fight it out in court, the DA gives the discovery. Crappy DA's hide the ball and make life miserable. Those are DA's that are not good trial lawyers and try to play games. A good DA would give up the discovery.
In some situations, the DA doesn't actually have the discovery yet himself. For example DNA testing. Sometimes that takes a few months to get done because of the backlog at the DOJ. There are other situations like that too.
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