Discovery Process in Georgia
What is Discovery?
Discovery is the process through which evidence is introduced to the court and made available to be presented at the trial. While testimonies and witnesses often dominate the trial process that is shown on TV, discovery is where most of the relevant information is introduced.
A World of Evidence (If You Know Where To Look)
Evidence varies widely depending on the trial. If it is a criminal case, a defense team will be focused on proving their client innocent so proving an alibi or the impossibility that their client committed the crime is often the focus. In a civil lawsuit, the evidence can be extremely diverse.
Evidence could be:
- Expert testimony
- Statements or proof of past behavior of someone involved in the case.
- Video or audio recordings.
- Items or objects.
These are a few examples, but really whatever the defense or prosecution deems necessary can be found and introduced during the discovery process.
We Can Help
In many ways, a strong legal defense hinges on the discovery process. It is there that our team at Wadkins & Wallace begins to build our defense, and we find information that helps us shape these arguments and persuade the court. On the other side, our team will move to suppress evidence that we deem inadmissible or irrelevant to the case if the prosecution tries to get something uncalled for in.
At Wadkins & Wallace, we can make a difference in your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.