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    Default Can I Request Discovery if I'm Not a Laywer

    My question involves police conduct in the State of: Utah

    Can I request the records/discovery of the investigation of my husband? We haven't got a lawyer yet as he is awaiting extradition, but we want to know what the charges stem from and why. I have a power of attorney on my husbands behalf if that makes a difference.

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    Default Re: Can I Request Discovery if I'm Not a Laywer

    It doesn't. You're not an attorney, so you are not able to represent him in a criminal matter. Once he appears at arraignment, the state will announce the formal charges. The state attorney isn't going to release any info about the case prior to arraignment.

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    Default Re: Can I Request Discovery if I'm Not a Laywer

    Utah's rule for criminal discovery is here. A self-represented defendant can make his own discovery request, consistent with the governing law and court rules. But a non-lawyer third party cannot represent him, and has no right to conduct discovery.

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