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Discovery Process for Attorneys

The Larimer County District Attorney’s Office will soon begin using the Statewide eDiscovery Website for delivery of discovery. This website will allow you to log-in using a unique user name and password to download discovery from your computer. We are reaching out to all attorneys that request discovery from our office to create their eDiscovery account, so we can begin to deliver discovery to you using this new method. To register for an account, please go to https://ediscovery.state.co.us and click on register. You will fill out the form with your information and create your password. In the district field, please select 8th for Larimer County. You will then receive an email asking you to validate your email address. Once that is complete, our office will get notification of your request for an account and will validate your account. After your account is approved, you will receive an email stating that your account is active.

 

Pro Se Defendants (representing yourself)

If you are representing yourself, you will still need to request discovery here. Once approved you will receive an email with link to download securely. If the defendant doesn't doesn't have email, they are welcome to request a CD/DVD copy that the Central Services Division will burn and mail to the defendant at no cost. However, if the discovery is too large to be burned onto a DVD, the Central Services Division will notify the defendant who can either purchase a flash drive from the District Attorney's Office or provide the office with a flash drive. Once Discovery is uploaded onto the flash drive, the District Attorney's Office will cover the cost of shipping to mail the drive back to the defendant if they live outside Larimer County.

*It remain the responsibility of the defendant to verify there isn't subsequent discovery on their case. The defendant can either come in or call the District Attorney's Office at 970-498-700 during business hours and ask if there is anything new on their case. If there is something new, the Central Services Division will upload the new discovery or mail copy to defendant at no cost.

Overview

The Central Services Division provides document and data support for all criminal cases prosecuted by the office. One of their chief responsibilities is providing discovery of all police reports, photographs, witness statements and audio and visual recordings to a defendant or their legal representative. Additionally, they handle criminal justice records requests from the public.

FAQs

  1. A person charged with a crime is entitled to see the police reports, witness statements and other evidence that prosecution intends to use in prosecuting the charges. The process of providing these items to the defendant is called "discovery". See: information about the discovery process and costs associated with discovery.

  2. Effective April 5th, 2018 all discovery will be provided to Defense Counsel via the Statewide eDiscovery Portal. To register for an account, please go to https://ediscovery.state.co.us and click on register. You will fill out the form with your information and create your password. In the district field, please select 8th for Larimer County. You will then receive an email asking you to validate your email address. Once that is complete, our office will get notification of your request for an account and will validate your account. After your account is approved, you will receive an email stating that your account is active.

    Discovery requests can be picked up at the District Attorney's Office at 201 LaPorte Avenue, Suite 200, Fort Collins, Colorado between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or at the District Attorney's Office at 810 East 10th Street, Suite 210, Loveland, Colorado between 8 a.m. and noon and from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m.

  3. All open cases will be provided to defendant or defense attorney at no cost. 

  4. Access to criminal records and reports, to someone other than the defendant, is covered under The Criminal Justice Records Act, C.R.S. 24-72-301 et. seq. As a general rule, access to criminal justice records is prohibited during the pendency of the case. Once the case has been resolved in the courts, our office may be able to provide certain records upon request.

 

Contact Us

Main: (970) 498-7202
Fax: (970) 498-7250