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Do I have the right to view the video of evidence before deciding if I should take it to trial or not?

I'm being charged with retail theft with extenuating circumstances. The person I was with was the one who committed the crime but they are saying I allowed him to put the stolen item in my purse. I was not aware of what he was doing. I was shopping and paid for my items. My public defender told me I can only see the video if I want to take it to trial. But how can I make that choice without being able to see all the evidence first?

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    James A Schoenberger | Law Office of James A Schoenberger
    1008 Yakima Ave Ste 201
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253) 444-3111
    Seems to me you should be able to view the video without jeopardizing any plea bargain offer I have often done this.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 4/8/2013
    Craig Andersen | Andersen Law PLLC
    10000 NE 7th Ave Suite 330B
    Vancouver, WA 98685
    (360) 397-0111
    You have the right to review any and all evidence against you. Don't allow yourself to be pushed into a plea.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 4/8/2013
    Thomas E. Gates | Gates' Law, PLLC
    651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209
    Tukwila, WA 98188-2953
    (253) 332-7899
    Your attorney must, as a minimum, view the video to determine if it helps or hurts your case. You also have a right to view the evidence.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 4/8/2013
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