Area of Law – Practice and Procedure

An Article about Preparing documents for criminal trial or case

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED IN A BRIEF FOR A CRIMINAL CASE OR TRIAL
Every case has its own little twists and turns but there are basic documents that should be provided to the lawyer appearing in the case. The better the presentation of the documents and the easier the documents are to find the more your lawyer can concentrate on the important details of your case.

Presentment

Further presentment (also police priors if any)

Instructions/memo to counsel

Crown Opening/Crown summary of the case

Defence reply to Crown Opening

Index to depositions

Witnesses

Separate witness statements

Witnesses’ evidence from the committal hearing

Record of Interview

Tape recorded interview

Transcript of tape recorded interview

Court dates

OPP correspondence (if relevant)

Miscellaneous

Character references

Directions sought

Law

What is needed in summary contest brief
Memo (outline of instructions)

Charge sheets

Summary of the offence

Witness list

Witness statements (divided and with name tab on each)

Interview (tape recording and transcript)

Correspondence with prosecutions (if relevant to the contest in some way)

References

Miscellaneous

 

Date: 01/09/2009