Discovery is the term used to describe the information, facts, documents, and other materials the District
Attorney’s Office will rely upon to prosecute a case. The accused person or defendant in a case has the right
to obtain access to this information to prepare their defense.
After a case has been referred to our office by a law enforcement agency and charges have been filed, our office
will open a case against the defendant. All investigative reports and other information is placed in the case file
as it is received and will become discovery in the case. The discovery will then be available for purchase by
defense counsel or the defendant.
The District Attorney has an “all or nothing” policy with regard to discovery. All requests for discovery will
be treated as continuing requests until a case is closed. Additional discovery received in a case will be processed,
provided, and must be paid for until the case is closed or counsel notifies us they have withdrawn.
Discovery may be ordered via the website (see link this page) or in-person at the Discovery Department located in the
District Attorney’s Office.
Misdemeanor and Traffic cases may be requested after Arraignment. Felony and Juvenile cases may be
requested after Filing of Charges.
Discovery will not be released to the Defendant if they are represented by counsel
unless Discovery is needed for Evaluations ordered by the court, i.e., Domestic Violence Evaluations and/or
Discovery Pick-up Information
Defendants will be required to provide photo identification at time of pick up.
The Discovery Department will notify you when discovery is available for pick up and the cost of the discovery.
Discovery is released on compact disk.
Initial discovery for Felony and Juvenile cases are normally available 48 hours after the request is made.
Initial discovery for Misdemeanor and Traffic cases may take 2 - 4 weeks to process after request is made.
Discovery Orders that are ready and are waiting to be paid and picked up for more than 90 days will be considered Refused/Expired. These orders will be removed from our system and will have to be re-ordered.
Discovery Electronic Delivery
For Private Attorneys Only
Private attorneys (only) may register to receive a Discovery Order through their email or download files
from our eDelivery website, instead of having to physically come to our office. Discovery Orders that are
electronically delivered must be paid for in advance via credit card. Your notification email will contain
the link to pay online.
Register For eDelivery