What is Disclosure?

Author: Inderdeep Padda |

Disclosure is all the relevant evidence pertaining to your case that the crown prosecutor will be using to prove the elements of the offence and to prosecute you. It is your constitutional legal right to obtain a copy of the disclosure from the prosecutor in order to make a full answer and defence and to know the case against you. Depending on the allegations made against you, and the type of charge, the materials contained in the disclosure can vary. Materials provided in the disclosure may contain, if applicable: witness statements, victim statements, 911 recordings, synopsis of the allegations, video statements, video recordings, criminal record of accused (CPIC), occurrence reports, charge screening form, photographs, and any other related evidence. There may be additional disclosure which will probably need to be requested to the Crown Attorney Office, either by you or your criminal defence lawyer.