State of New Jersey in the Interest of A.B. (A-74-12; 072873)
The family court did not abuse its discretion by permitting the defendant and his attorney to inspect and photograph specified areas of the alleged victim’s home. Where, as here, the defense has made a legitimate request to inspect a crime scene that is an alleged victim’s home and has articulated a reasonable basis to believe the inspection will lead to relevant evidence on a material issue, then, subject to appropriate time, place, and manner restrictions intended to protect the privacy interests of the
alleged victim and her family, the discovery should be granted.