State v. Hernandez 225 NJ 451 (2016)
Sunday, September 25, 2016
No automatic right to discovery of other files State v. Hernandez 225 NJ 451 (2016)
No automatic right to discovery of other files
Although the discovery rule generally requires that the State provide all evidence relevant to the defense of criminal charges, it does not open the door to foraging through files of other cases in search of relevant evidence. The discovery ordered by the trial court and Appellate Division exceeds the limits of Rule 3:13-3(b) and is not supported by this Court’s jurisprudence.