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Oakland Traffic Court


Wiley W. Manual Courthouse
661 Washington Street, 1st Floor
Oakland, CA 94607

Re: Hearing of [Insert Your Name]
Citation No.: [Insert Your Citation Number]


To the Honorable Hearing Officer:

My name is [insert name], and I am representing myself pro se in this matter. I was cited on
[insert date] for an alleged violation of [insert the law you were cited under; for example,
California Vehicle Code section #####], citation number [insert citation number]. My hearing
is scheduled for [month, day, and time of hearing].

Discovery is necessary in order to adequately prepare for my hearing. Pursuant to California
Penal Code sections 19.7 and 1054.1, I request discovery from your office in the form of the
following materials and disclosures:

1. The names and addresses of any person the prosecutor, presiding police officer, or
other prosecutorial agent intends to call as a witness at trial.

2. Relevant written or recorded witness statements, or reports of the statements of
witnesses, whom the prosecutor, presiding police officer, or other prosecutorial agent
intends to call as a witness at trial.

3. Any reports or statements made by experts in conjunction with the case, including the
results of physical or mental examinations; scientific tests, experiments, or comparisons;
or other expert data which the prosecutor, presiding police officer, or other
prosecutorial agent intends to offer into evidence at trial.

4. The existence of a felony conviction of any material witness whose credibility is likely to
be critical to the outcome of the trial.

5. All relevant real evidence seized or obtained as a part of the investigation of the
offenses charged, to wit: fare evasion, failure to appear, and any other pending charges
before the Court.

6. Any written or recorded statements made by Officer Cunningham in the course of
issuing and reporting the citation.

7. Any exculpatory evidence in your possession.
Your responses may be sent to the following address:

[insert your mailing address]

Please provide this information no later than the close of business on [insert your deadline, two
to four weeks in advance of the date you send this letter] to allow time to review the
documents before trial.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me at (510) 564-7983.

Thank you very much for your attention to this matter.


Regards,


[signature]
[name]



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