About the Discovery Unit
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In criminal proceedings, defendants have the right to obtain “Discovery”. With the Discovery information, the defendant can test the prosecution’s evidence and prepare their defense. In Colorado criminal cases, the right to Discovery is governed by Rule 16 of the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure.
By law, the only persons authorized to order and pick up discovery in a criminal case are:
- An attorney of record, who has filed an entry of appearance on behalf of the defendant in the case for which the request is being made;
- An employee of the attorney of record, or professional courier authorized by the attorney of record to receive discovery, or
- A defendant who is not represented by an attorney (pro se).