What does the term Allen Hearing and/or Discovery Hearing mean in Oklahoma Criminal Law

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Discovery in criminal cases is governed by statute, Title 22 O.S. Section 2002, and case law. Most District Judges will set an "Allen Hearing" or "Discovery Hearing" to make sure that both parties have exchanged discovery. This hearing is set at least 10 days prior to the trial. The name "Allen Hearing" comes from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Allen v. State, 1997 OK CR 44.

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