You are entitled to a copy of the Grand Jury testimony. The question sounds like you are wanting a written transcript, and for it to be paid by someone other than you. You actually can use the CD to cross examine in 2 ways, first "isn't it true that you told the grand jury ..." If he lies and says he didn't say that, ask, "are you sure you didn't say that" then you can play the grand jury tape but you will need to know the time on the CD to cue it up.
Obviously the easier way is for the entire Grand Jury recording to be physically transcribed. As a private attorney, the client would pay for this. If you are using a Public Advocate, you may have to petition the courts for funds for the transcription. The PD will be better position to advise if the Court will approve funds for this endeavor.
Since you are going to jury trial, your lawyer should be able to advise you with respect to this cost.
Kentucky law does not certify specialty of practice in this area. The advice given herein is informational and should not be considered as creating an attorney/client relationship. Michael Bouldin is an independent attorney located in Northern Kentucky. It is strongly recommended to not give any confidential information on any website.
I fought that fight ikentucky and most judges are not going to allow you time or money to do get a typed transcript from the video/audio grand jury cd. Kentucky has no court reporters and is not friendly to hiring them to type transcripts.
If you want to have one made, you will need to find a court reporting service to transcribe the cd and pay for it yourself. If you are indigent, you might be able to get the cou to pay for it. Most charge $1-2/page.
Ost defense lawyers know good, reliable reporters for doing this. Others use the audio recording, but you are correct, that is not ey and nowhere near as effective in impeaching a witness.
This is general informational response is based only on the information given. It should not be relied upon without consulting a lawyer and getting a full consultation. This response to the question does not create an attorney-client relationship. This is general informational response is based only on the information given. It should not be relied upon without consulting a lawyer and getting a full consultation. This response to the question does not create an attorney-client relationship. Mark Solomon Criminal Defense Attorney Solomon Law, P.C. 2600 S. Parker Rd, Suite 3-134, Aurora, CO 80014 (720) 722-2050 http://www.solomonesq.com/
If you are the defendant you are entitled to a copy of the testimiony that was given to the Grand Jury. In Louisville, KY , we bring a blank CD to the secretary of the Grand Jury and request an audio copy be made for us. They then produce an audio CD for us. I then have my secretary transcribe it for me. Have your attorney cite RCr 5.16 to get a copy for you.
I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this response on the avvo website. I have not been retained to represent you. I am licensed to practice law in Kentucky and in federal court in this state and the Southern District of Indiana. You need to seek legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your area..