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For Paul JD, Is it normal that the court allows the state to

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For Paul JD, Is it normal that the court allows the state to add witnesses and evidence the day before trial when the court had just denied the defendant of adding any evidence one day after the deadline to have the evidence entered into court?
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No it is not normal for the court to allow witnesses passed the deadline unless they allow all parties to add witnesses. You have the right to object to the witnesses because of the deadline and it would be ground for appeal if they deny you and allow the state.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

is there anything in the iowa code about this?

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The only rule is Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.11(11) Notices of defendant.
a. Alibi.
A defendant who intends to offer evidence of an alibi defense shall, within the time provided for the making of pretrial motions or at such later time as the court shall direct, file written notice of such intention. The notice shall state the specific place or places at which the defendant claims to have been at the time of the alleged offense and the names and addresses of the witnesses upon whom the defendant intends to rely to establish such alibi. In the event that a defendant shall file such notice the prosecuting attorney shall file written notice of the names and addresses of the witnesses the state proposes to offer in rebuttal to discredit the defendant’s alibi. Such notice shall be filed within ten days after filing of defendant’s witness list, or within such other time as the court may direct.
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