The disclosure is the police officer’s notes about how they caught the driver speeding. The officers notes provide the evidence the officer will be entering at court.
The prosecution is required to “reasonably provide full and complete disclosure” to a defendant prior to the trial.
Also, the defendant is required to make a “reasonable request prior to the trial date” for the disclosure.
The defendant cannot come to court on the trial date stating that they have not received the disclosure, and expect the Justice to dismiss the charge because the prosecution has not provided the information.
It is the defendant’s responsibility to make a complete and timely request for disclosure to the court.
A request for disclosure should have;
- The name of the defendant
- Date of the offence.
- Full ticket number
- Officer name and badge number