During the Arizona discovery procedure for your Tempe criminal defense case, some of the information that the prosecution shares may be considered "exculpatory evidence." Exculpatory evidence is evidence that is actually in your favor as a defendant or may prove your innocence. This information may be disclosed automatically by the prosecution, or your Tempe criminal lawyer may need to file a motion to obtain the information.

In general, any information, including police reports, witness statements, or crime scene evidence, that may cast doubt that you are guilty is considered exculpatory evidence. If the prosecution does not provide you with this information, it is possible that your conviction could eventually be overturned.

How Will My Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Obtain Exculpatory Evidence?

When you hire a Tempe criminal defense lawyer, he or she will attempt to find any exculpatory evidence through any avenues available. This will generally include formally requesting this information from the outset, interviewing any witnesses in your case, speaking with law enforcement, and speaking with other attorneys.

If you have been arrested for a crime in Tempe, don't wait to contact an experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyer with Curry, Pearson & Wooten at 1-888-929-5292 today. We offer a completely free, no-obligation legal consultation, during which you can get to know us and find out more about your rights. For additional information about who we are and what we do, request your FREE copy of our book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.

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