When and Why Does a Judge Have to Grant a Pitchess Motion?

Whenever our office describes what a Pitchess motion is to a prospective client, the client usually becomes eager to get the officer’s administrative records, as if all we need to do as counsel of record is request the records and the records will be produced.  It is not so easy, as most counsel know.  First and foremost, counsel must show that the material sought is material to the litigation pending.  This can be a tough thing to show if one does not know what is actually in the officer’s file.  Then how does counsel show this?  What specifically should counsel argue may be relevant?  Click on the following link to find out.


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