29. What happens if I miss a deadline to respond to a request for discovery?

If the State sends you requests for discovery you must respond to them, either by answering the requests or objecting to them. Generally, you have 30 days to respond to the State’s requests. If you miss the 30-day deadline, you should still respond to the State’s request for discovery. Even if the response is late, you’re much less likely to get sanctioned than if you never respond at all.