Discovery Unit

Pennsylvania law requires the District Attorney’s Office to provide the defendants with certain documents and evidence, called discovery, which puts the defense on notice as to the evidence the District Attorney’s office intends to present at trial.

These include the police reports, witness statements, laboratory reports, and other relevant documents which may also include photographs and other electronic evidence such as audio and video recordings.

However, some documents may contain sensitive or confidential information that must be removed from the document first, for example – a witness’s social security number, a witness’s home address, and in some cases, the identity or contact information of a witness.

The District Attorney’s Office has the ability to provide discovery to the defendants’ attorneys either as paper copies or electronically.

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