Nebraska Revised Statute 29-1916

Chapter 29


Discovery order; reciprocity to prosecution; waiver of privilege of self-incrimination.

(1) Whenever the court issues an order pursuant to the provisions of sections 29-1912 and 29-1913, the court may condition its order by requiring the defendant to grant the prosecution like access to comparable items or information included within the defendant's request which:

(a) Are in the possession, custody, or control of the defendant;

(b) The defendant intends to produce at the trial; and

(c) Are material to the preparation of the prosecution's case.

(2) Whenever a defendant is granted an order under sections 29-1912 to 29-1921, the defendant shall be deemed to have waived the privilege of self-incrimination for the purposes of the operation of this section.



  • This section does not provide a basis for a trial court to order a defendant to produce defense exhibits when the defendant has not requested a discovery order pursuant to section 29-1912. State v. Kinney, 262 Neb. 812, 635 N.W.2d 449 (2001).

  • Whenever court issues order to produce documents or information on defendant's motion, it may require defendant to reciprocate. State v. Eskew, 192 Neb. 76, 218 N.W.2d 898 (1974).