Reciprocal Disclosure Law and Legal Definition

Reciprocal disclosure could refer to the mandatory disclosure to be made by a defendant when s/he engages in any discovery process. When a defendant engages in a discovery process, s/he must provide reciprocal disclosure. For example, under Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.220, upon written demand by the defense, the State must disclose the names of its witnesses and statements within fifteen days; defense counsel must make a reciprocal disclosure to the prosecutor within an additional fifteen days. Reciprocal disclosure is often confused with defense disclosure.