Can your court appointed attorney refuse to give you a copy of a PSI report that's for your court case?

Asked 10 months ago - Decorah, IA

ive asked my court appointed attorney for a copy of the entire contents of my case folder except for the emails between him and me. he sent me a email back saying that he can not include a copy of a pre-sentence investigation report that was done by the department of corrections for my case so that i could get a deferred judgement as a option. So my question is can my court appointment attorney legally prevent me from getting a copy of that PSI report where its part of my case folder??

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  1. Colin Christopher Murphy

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Normally, the court requires the parties to return any paper copies of the PSI at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing. That may be what your attorney is referring to.

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