Police reports aren’t public information in the usual sense, and we’ll have to subpoena them if we need them as part of your case.
Even after we have them, there’s a good chance that some information may be redacted to protect the privacy of witnesses and others.
Still, as a document of sometimes confusing events that have happened in the heat of the moment, the police report reflects the official summary of events that the District Attorney has used to create a case.
It’s invaluable in anticipating what the prosecution will say, and may contain statements from the complaintant that we can question the witness about in court.
You don’t need to worry about a police report showing up on a background check, and in general, even an arrest record won’t show.
Call Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 and learn more about what records are public, what are private, and what you’ll need to conduct a vigorous defense.