Re: Discovery Request Delivery Not Made - Certified Mail Used
I cannot imagine any reasonable reason for there to be nobody in the prosecutor's office to accept delivery of a certified letter (presuming that the prosecutor's office was open - which it should have been as neither Tuesday or Thursday were legal holidays). Likewise, I cannot imagine the court accepting an excuse from the prosecutor's office of "we did not receive the request in a timely manner" when the request was sent certified mail in a timely manner. They don't get a pass simply because nobody was manning the reception desk!
I would advise a "wait and see." If the prosecutor's office is able to hustle and get the discovery back to you in a timely manner, in accordance with court rules, then you have lost nothing. If they don't, then go to court and request a dismissal based on the prosecutor's failure to provide discovery. I don't believe that you can be held responsible for making further effort to get the request into the hands of someone at the prosecutor's office.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.