92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB1145
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Short description: 
CRIM PRO-DISMISSAL                                                         

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure  of  1963.   Provides  that      
   upon the written motion of the defendant made prior to trial before or      
   after  a  plea has been entered, the court may dismiss the indictment,      
   information, or complaint upon the following grounds: (1) the  knowing      
   use  of or the failure to correct perjury given at the grand jury that      
   returned an indictment; (2) the failure of  the  State's  Attorney  to      
   inform  the grand jury of the existence of evidence exculpatory to the      
   accused when the existence of that evidence is known to the State; (3)      
   the failure of the State to present a defendant under  arrest  without      
   unnecessary  delay before the nearest and most accessible judge in the      
   county; or (4) the failure of the State to either indict the defendant      
   before a grand jury or to provide the defendant a  prompt  preliminary      
   hearing to establish probable cause.  Effective immediately.                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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