My traffic court question relates to California:
I started a thread a couple of days ago related to my Trial by Written Declaration. This is the same case but a different question.
I know discovery has been discussed ad nauseum in this forum and I have read most of these. I cannot see anywhere in the text of the statute (Penal Code 1054) nor in case law where anybody besides the prosecutor's attorney (in this case the DA) is reponsible for providing discovery.
The distinction is important because I received a letter from the court (LA Superior Court - West Covina courthouse) stating that I need to contact the CHP and not the DA for discovery.
My best shot at beating this ticket is to trip up based on procedure, so I'm not looking for the most expeditious way to get the material. Has this been tried with success or failure before? I am planning to compel the DA to comply, and if this goes sideways I would have grounds for appeal (after a trial de novo) based on my interpretation.