Asked by BoikhutsoM
on 29-03-2020 07:46:31
Question posted in the Criminal Law
category relating to Gauteng
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I'd like to find out if the Plaintiff's attorneys have evidence in a criminal case, are the Defendant's attorneys entitled to see the evidence before it appears in court, how does one go about requesting it and what section of what act compels the Plaintiff's attorney to disclose such?
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Posted by Att. Patrick on 30-03-2020 17:59:43
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By plaintiff's attorney, I assume that you mean the prosecutor - because you're speaking about a criminal trial.
Yes, you are entitled to see the evidence. All of the evidence is contained in the docket. You can request a copy of the docket after the SAPS have finished their investigations, and after the prosecutor has confirmed that the matter is ready for trial, but before a trial date is assigned.
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