When can You See the Police Report in a Criminal Case?

Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges

By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal


(972) 369-0577

Texas law makes it tougher than you might think to see your own police report.  Believe it or not it could be the middle of trial before you’re allowed to see it!

But don’t worry, in Texas state courts it rarely, if ever, happens that way regardless if it’s DWI, theft, assault, drugs or whatever.

The Michael Morton Discovery Act passed taking effect for cases filed after January 1, 2014 require the prosecutors to give your lawyer a police report upon request, though, there are limitations on to whom your lawyer can disclose the report.  You can read more about those changes here.

Two quick points — lawyers look at police reports the same way doctors look at x-rays.  We key in on things you may not notice because they’ll have legal significance.  If you don’t already have…

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