Many police cars are equipped with video recording equipment. The use of video recording varies from police department to police department as does the type of technology used. Generally speaking, the law does not require the police or prosecutors to provide a copy of your video in the lower level (General Sessions) courts. However, if your case is in the higher level (Criminal Court also known as Circuit Court) courts, video can be obtained through the formal discovery process.
In many jurisdictions, police and/or prosecutors will agree to provide a lawyer with a copy of a video if available. Additionally, some police departments have standardized processes for making such requests.
If you are concerned about a video of your arrest or are interested in getting help to obtain a copy of the video, contact the Law Office of Russell F. Thomas at 615-620-0891 for a toll-free consultation. We'll make sure to get you the help you deserve.