Discovery Process

Law Books

Reviewing Evidence

Discovery is the process by which both the prosecution and the defense receive evidence for a case. The Discovery Technician processes both formal and informal Discovery Requests. Requesting parties include the District Attorney, Public Defender, Private Attorneys, and Citizens representing themselves Pro Per.

Requesting Discovery

Criminal Case

If you are requesting Discovery for a criminal case, fill out the Discovery Order Form and submit it to the Records Bureau along with a copy of the Discovery Authorization form (provided by the District Attorney's Office). All items must be paid in full prior to the delivery or pick-up. Please allow fifteen (15) business days for processing.


Traffic Infraction

If you are requesting Discovery for a traffic infraction, please fill out the Informal Discovery Form and submit it to the Records Bureau. Please allow fifteen (15) business days for processing.


Civil Case

If you are requesting Discovery in a civil case, the Discovery Technician is available Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm and can be reached at (707) 543-4033 or via email at [email protected]


Fees

Reports/CAD Logs $2

CD/DVD-R $22

USB Drive ≤32GB $22

USB Drive >32GB $44