80,000 euros for file inspection alone

By DR. RODOLFO DOLCE | 05.02.2021

The right to an effective defence in Italy can become a costly affair that not everyone can afford. In a maxi-trial against the Ndrangheta in Catanzaro against 479 accused, the public prosecutor's office there is demanding 35,000 euros from a defence lawyer for copies of the first 237 folders of the file, and a further 48,000 euros for the 80,000 pages of files that have accrued up to the end of the investigation. The digitalization necessary for the production of the copies was very costly (source: Corriere della Sera, 30.6.2020).

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