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§ 6-501. Authorized release of exhibits.

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   The clerks of the various courts or the official court reporters are authorized to release, under the following conditions, any exhibit offered or received in evidence in any civil, criminal, or juvenile proceeding:

   (A) Upon request of an introducing attorney or owner, release to such introducing attorney or owner at any time during or after trial, if request is made during trial to substitute a copy and permission is granted by the court to do so.

   (B) Upon request of an introducing attorney or owner, release to such introducing attorney or owner at any time after trial or following expiration of appeal time, provided it is stipulated in writing that a copy shall be substituted, or if, in the absence of such a stipulation, the judge who tried the case, or if such judge is unavailable the current presiding judge, determines such substitution to be unnecessary.

   (C) When, in compliance with Supreme Court rules governing preparation of bills of exceptions, counsel shall substitute photographs or mechanical drawings and descriptions for any large or cumbersome exhibits where such would fairly present such exhibits to the appellate court.

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