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Declaration of evidence. What evidence must the police make

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Declaration of evidence. What evidence must the police make available prior to court hearing? Traffic law Scotland
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Can you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The police intend to make a charge of careless driving and failure to report an accident. I wish to know what evidence they have to support these charges?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No response received?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you respond here? Should I look for your response in my email?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
It depends on the nature of the incident but if this is an accident then they will have to disclose their witness statements or CCTV no less than 7 days before the trial.Usually they will disclose at the time of first appearance.Can I clarify anything for you?Jo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you mean by first appearance?
The nature is they claim I hit a car in a car park.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
At the time of first appearance - the summons date. I would imagine there are probably witnesses then. It is possible it could be an ID by CCTV.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Your answer has been clarified. I understand I will not get disclosure prior to attending court.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
They may send out disclosure early. Sometimes they do. But you cannot demand it.