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NEW! The Court acted on many pending rule petitions at its August 29, 2017 Rules Agenda.  

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5 Replies and 5263 Views R-17-0027 MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S PETITION TO MODIFY RULE 15.1 AND RULE 15.4, ARIZONA RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE   Started by  Joseph Domanico WILLIAM G. MONTGOMERY MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY (FIRM STATE BAR NO. 00032000) MARK FAULL CHIEF DEPUTY 301 WEST JEFFERSON STREET, SUITE 800 PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85003 TELEPHONE: (602) 506-3800 (STATE BAR NUMBER 011474) domanicomcao.maricopa.gov MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S PETITION TO MODIFY RULE 15.1 AND RULE 15.4, ARIZ...
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by  Jennifer AlbrightJump to last post
22 Nov 2017 11:33 AM
1 Replies and 5342 Views R-17-0041 Rules 11.2, 11.3, 11.5, and 11.7, Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Jennifer Greene Filed on behalf of: David K. Byers, Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Would amend Rule 11, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure to implement new statutory provisions concerning competency determinations in criminal cases. Filed: June 16, 2017 Expedited a...
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by  FAIRWorkgroupsJump to last post
11 Oct 2017 01:38 PM
8 Replies and 7540 Views R-17-0015 Criminal Rules 4.2, 5.1, 5.4, 7.2, 7.4, 26.12 and 27.8   Started by  Jennifer Greene Filed on behalf of: David K. Byers, Administrative Director, Administrative Office of the Courts, and Chair of the Supreme Court Task Force on Fair Justice for All 1501 W. Washington Street, Suite 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452- 3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Would amend the rules to provide options to courts when convic...
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28 Sep 2017 09:47 AM
2 Replies and 6359 Views R-17-0030 Rule 7.3, Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Linda Koschney R-17-0030 Rule 7.3, Rules of Criminal Procedure Colleen Clase (029360) MC 8240 Arizona State University 111 E. Taylor St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Ph: (480) 600-2661 E-Mail: cclasevoiceforvictims.org Would make no-contact with the victim a mandatory condition of release, unless the court clearly finds good cause to conclude that the victim's safety would be protected without a n...
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by  Kay RadwanskiJump to last post
17 Jul 2017 09:08 AM
19 Replies and 12080 Views R-17-0002 Petition to Amend the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure (all)   Started by  mmeltzer Petitioner: Hon. Joseph Welty, Chair Committee: Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Mailing Address: 1501 West Washington Street, Suite 410, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Phone : 602.452.3242 FAX: 602.452.3480 E-mail : mmeltzercourts.az.gov Would comprehensively revise the criminal rules by stylistic and substantive amendments. FILED 1/06/2017 Initial comments due: March 14, 2017. Supplement to Petition i...
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by  mmeltzerJump to last post
07 Jul 2017 10:39 AM
6 Replies and 5581 Views R-16-0046 to Amend Appendix to Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Diana Cooney Petition to Amend Appendix to Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure: Would amend Form 4(a), Appendix to Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, to create a uniform risk assessment form to assist courts making a lethality determination in a domestic violence charge. To protect the rights and safety of domestic violence victims, and to promote the effective administration of justice, the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council (APAAC) petit...
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by  Diana CooneyJump to last post
30 Jun 2017 03:11 PM
0 Replies and 3870 Views R-17-0040 Rule 26.10, Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Jennifer Greene Filed on behalf of David K. Byers, Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Would add shoplifting to the list of offenses which require the collection of fingerprints at sentencing, consistent with the amendment to A.R.S. § 13-607. Filed: June 14, 2017 ...
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14 Jun 2017 07:21 AM
0 Replies and 3837 Views R-17-0039 Rules 29.1 & 41, Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Jennifer Greene Filed on behalf of David K. Byers, Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov The petition would amend Criminal Rules 29.1 and 41, Form 21(a) to allow a sex trafficking victim to ask a municipal court to vacate a conviction having elements the same as or similar to A.R.S. § 13-3214. Filed 06-1...
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14 Jun 2017 07:20 AM
3 Replies and 5091 Views R-17-0021 Petition to Amend Rules 10.2, 15.1, 16.6 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  amykalman Filed by the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice. AMY KALMAN, Bar No. 024978 MIKEL STEINFELD, Bar No. 024996 Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice kalmanamail.maricopa.gov steinfeldmmail.maricopa.gov Would amend the rules to prohibit the State from unilaterally using its power to dismiss and refile cases in order to notice a previously appointed ju...
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09 Jun 2017 09:09 AM
3 Replies and 4838 Views R-17-0028 MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S PETITION TO DELETE RULE 20, ADD RULE 24.1 AND RENUMBER RULES, 24.1, 24.2, 24.3, AND 24.4, ARIZONA RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE   Started by  Joseph Domanico WILLIAM G. MONTGOMERY MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY (FIRM STATE BAR NO. 00032000) MARK FAULL CHIEF DEPUTY 301 WEST JEFFERSON STREET, SUITE 800 PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85003 TELEPHONE: (602) 506-3800 (STATE BAR NUMBER 011474) domanicomcao.maricopa.gov MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S PETITION TO DELETE RULE 20, ADD RULE 24.1 AND RENUMBER RULES, 24.1, 24.2, 24.3, AND 24.4, ARIZONA RULES OF CRIMINAL PROC...
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22 May 2017 06:06 PM
3 Replies and 4744 Views R-17-0014 Rule 23.1 Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Terry Hurtado Honorable Sam Myers Criminal Department Presiding Judge Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County 175 W. Madison Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 506-5262 Would amend Rule 23.1, Rules of Criminal Procedure, to clarify that a jury foreperson may sign the verdict form using their juror number and initials in lieu of a signature. FILED 01/09/2017 Comments due May 22, 2017. ORDERED: Petition to Amend Rule 23.l of the Ru...
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by  Amy KalmanJump to last post
22 May 2017 05:22 PM
2 Replies and 4677 Views R-17-0024 Rules 32.4, 32.5, 32.6 and 32.8, Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Terry Hurtado Honorable Sam Myers Criminal Department Presiding Judge Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County 175 W. Madison Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 506-5262 Would make amendments to the rules regarding post-conviction proceedings to promote judicial economy and efficiency in the processing of petitions for post-conviction relief. Filed January 10, 2017. Comments due May 22, 2017. ORDERED...
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by  State Bar of ArizonaJump to last post
22 May 2017 05:16 PM
5 Replies and 6772 Views R-16-0041 Rules 6, 7 and 41, Ariz. Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Jennifer Greene submitted on behalf of: David K. Byers Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington, Suite 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Would implement recommendations of the Task Force for Fair Justice for All regarding release decisions that protect the public but ...
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by  Jennifer GreeneJump to last post
08 Nov 2016 10:15 AM
3 Replies and 6388 Views R-16-0035 Ariz. R. Crim. P. 15.1(j)   Started by  bddMember R-16-0035 Petition to Amend Rule 15.1(j) of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Would incorporate language required by HB2001 (Laws 2016, Chapter 6), that became effective on March 11, 2016 Filed on behalf of David K. Byers, Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (60...
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by  Jennifer GreeneJump to last post
31 Oct 2016 11:35 AM
7 Replies and 7538 Views R-15-0038 Rule 16.4, Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Marty Lieberman R-15-0038 Petition to Amend Rule 16.4, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure and Amended Petition to Amend Rule 16.4, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Would require the trial court to ensure compliance with the prosecution's Brady and Rule 15.1(b)(8) disclosure obligations Petitioner: Marty Lieberman Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender 22...
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20 May 2016 04:09 PM
4 Replies and 6424 Views R-16-0007 Rule 8.4, Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Patricia Schuler R-16-0007 Petition to Amend Rule 8.4 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure Would add to the list of exclusions of time from the computation of speedy trial limits a period of 30 days if the delay under Rule 8.4(a) ends within 30 days of the speedy trial time limits, to allow time to schedule and prepare for trial Petitioner: Honorable Sam Myers Criminal Court Presiding Judge Superior Court of Arizona,...
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20 May 2016 01:35 PM
7 Replies and 7062 Views R-16-0031 Rules 20, 24.1, 24.2, 24.3, and 24.4, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Joseph Domanico R-16-0031 Petition to Delete Rule 20, to Add Rule 24.1 and to Renumber Rules 24.1, 24.2, 24.3, and 24.4, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Would delete Rule 20 (Judgment of Acquittal) and move post-verdict provisions of that rule to new Rule 24.1 (Post-Verdict Proceedings); provisions for judgment of acquittal before verdict would be eliminated Petitioner: WILLIAM G. MONTGOMERY MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY...
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by  Randy McDonaldJump to last post
20 May 2016 11:35 AM
0 Replies and 5465 Views R-16-0036 Rule 17.1, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Ellen Crowley R-16-0036 Petition to Modify Rule 17.1 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Would add language from former Rule 8(b), Arizona Rules of Traffic and Boating Cases, which was unintentionally abrogated effective January 1, 2016; would reinstate a process by which out-of state defendants who have been charged with criminal traffic misdemeanors or petty offenses may easily resolve their cases ...
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17 May 2016 10:22 AM
1 Replies and 6067 Views R-16-0024 Rule 7.6, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Jennifer Greene R-16-0024 Petition to Amend Rule 7.6 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Would conform the rule provisions relating to exoneration of bonds to changes made to A.R.S. § 13-3974 by Laws 2013, Ch. 133 (HB 2231) Petitioner: Dave Byers, Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington St., Ste 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Da...
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by  Jennifer GreeneJump to last post
12 May 2016 12:51 PM
0 Replies and 5329 Views R-16-0033 Petition to Promulgate Rule 28.1, S.Ct. Rules, and to Abrogate Rule 83, ARCP, Rule 36, ARCrP, Rule 5, Juv.Ct. Rules, and Rule 21, ARFLP   Started by  Linda Koschney R-16-0033 Petition to Promulgate Rule 28.1, S.Ct. Rules, and to Abrogate Rule 83, ARCP, Rule 36, ARCrP, Rule 5, Juv.Ct. Rules, and Rule 21, ARFLP Would implement a procedure for presiding judges to request Supreme Court approval of new and amended local rules for superior courts, justice of the peace courts, and magistrate courts Petitioner: ...
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