Is it possible to request a new prosecutor before a trial?

Asked on March 1, 2015 under Criminal Law, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can always request, but it's not going to happen unless there is some significant and provable conflict of interest (e.g. prosecutor is related to or knews well suspect or victim) or wrongdoing (hiding evidence, accept gifts, etc.). And if there is anything like that, if the request falls on deaf ears at the prosecutor's office, bring it directly to the court's attention.

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