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SB 111 Indigent defendants; right to ex parte hearing for appointment of experts in capital cases.

Introduced by: Ryan T. McDougle | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Indigent defendants; right to ex parte hearing for appointment of experts in capital cases.  Provides that an indigent defendant who has been charged with a capital offense may move for the appointment of experts to assist in the preparation of his defense.  The court shall hold an ex parte hearing on such a motion and may order the appointment of an expert. The expert's work product is protected by attorney-client privilege; however, the defendant shall comply with the discovery rules set forth in the Rules of the Supreme Court. This bill has been incorporated into SB 369.


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