Chief Justice Anne M. Burke and the Illinois Supreme Court announced today the amendment of Rule 415, which will allow attorneys to provide a copy of discovery to a defendant unless good cause is shown why the discovery should not be furnished to the defendant.
The Illinois Supreme Court Rules including Amended Rule 415 can be found here.
Under Rule 415 as previously constituted, a defendant could view materials only in the presence of counsel as the materials must remain in the attorney’s exclusive custody. In the case of an incarcerated defendant, this required defense counsel to remain present
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