Can I obtain dash cam footage before my court date? 3 Answers as of April 04, 2017

My arresting officer charged me with delaying an investigation which he just made up because I exercised my right to free speech when he commanded me to keep walking which he did not like. I always maintained 15 to 20 foot distance from him as well as being separated by an eight foot barrier rendering me physically incapable of approaching him which he claimed I had done in his report. The dash cam footage of a second arriving officer showed my position relative to arresting officer proving that I said my piece and continued walking. This footage would prove my arresting officer lied under penalty of perjury. When detained by second officer, I questioned him as to why I was being detained, if I was under arrest, what crime I had committed, and if I was free to go but received no answer as well as both officers refusing to relinquish their badge numbers.

Ask a Local Attorney. 100% Anonymous. Free Answers.

Free Case Evaluation by a Local Lawyer: Click here
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
You should hire a lawyer and get this relatively minor charge dismissed. By yourself you may get a criminal record, and it isn't worth it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/4/2017
Law Office of Edward J. Blum
Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
Yes. Make an informal request in writing of the prosecuting agency and arresting agency.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/4/2017
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
Your attorney can obtain it from the DA during the progress of your case as discovery.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/4/2017
Click to View More Answers: