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1 Replies and 3188 Views R-18-0026 R.Crim.Pro 24.3 & 26.12; R.Civ.Traffic 24.1 Started by  bddMember Filed 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 Filed: May 8, 2018 THIS RULE IS OPEN FOR COMMENTS, DUE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 24, 2018. Would authorize courts to mitigate certain monetary fines, assessments, and penalties after sentencing in criminal and...
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by  bcrmemberJump to last post
14 Aug 2018 03:47 PM
6 Replies and 28334 Views R-18-0001 Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Colleen Clase Arizona Voice for Crime Victims (AVCV) Colleen Clase, Chief Counsel 111 E. Taylor Street Phoenix, Arizona 85004 Phone: 480-600-2661 No Fax cclasevoiceforvictims. org colleen.avcvgmail.com 029360 Arizona Voice for Crime Victims seeks to fully integrate victims' rights through out each applicable rule of procedure and to repeal Rule 39. Would repeal Rule 39 and interli...
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02 Jul 2018 03:23 PM
0 Replies and 2146 Views R-18-0031 Petition to Amend Rules 4.2 and 7.2, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Started by  Allyson Flanagan 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 Filed June 1, 2018 Would modify Criminal Rules 4.2 and 7.2 to conform with recent changes in the bail laws. Comments are due September 28, 2018. Reply is due October 19, 2018.
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01 Jun 2018 10:48 AM
2 Replies and 3338 Views R-18-0012 R.Crim.Pro. 11.5 and 11.6   Started by  FAIRWorkgroups Filed 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 amend Rules 11.5 and 11.6, Ariz. R. Crim. P., to enable the courts to more effectively handle individuals in the justice system who have mental health issues. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on...
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21 May 2018 04:36 PM
0 Replies and 2205 Views R-18-0028 Petition to Amend Rules 26.11, 29, & 41, & Adding Rule 30, Rules of Criminal Procedure Started by  bddMember 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 Criminal Rules 26.11, 29, 30, and 41 to conform to legislative changes re: process to set aside a conviction proposed by Fair Justice for All Task Force...
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16 May 2018 02:25 PM
0 Replies and 3505 Views R-18-0022 Petition to Amend Criminal Rules 31.12, 31.14, 31.18, 31.20, and 31.21   Started by  Judy Schaffert Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys’ Office By Judith R. Schaffert, Chief Staff Attorney 1501 W. Washington, Suite 445 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231 Telephone: (602) 452-3528 Bar No. 010417 jschaffertcourts.az.gov Would amend the Rules of Criminal Procedure to set page limits for handwritten appellate pleadings and to require an original and one copy of such pleadings. FILED: January 24, 2018. Co...
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24 Jan 2018 12:28 PM
0 Replies and 3182 Views R-18-0008 Petition to Amend Arizona Rules of Evidence 1001, 1002, 1004, 1006, 1007, 1008; Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure 15.1, 15.2, 15.3; Arizona Rules of Procedure for Juvenile Court 16, 44, 73; and Arizona Rule of Procedure for Eviction Actions 10   Started by  Allyson Flanagan Filed on behalf of Petitioner Samuel A. Thumma, Chair; Task Force on Court Management of Digital Evidence Address: 1501 W. Washington Street, Ste 410, Phoenix, Az 85007 Phone: 602-452-6700 Fax: 602-452-3480 Email: jalbrightcourts.az.gov Petition to amend rules of evidence to expressly reference digital evidence and various rules of procedure to specifically address disclosure of electronically stored information. Filed: January 10, 2018. Comments must be submitted on or before...
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19 Jan 2018 11:56 AM
5 Replies and 10901 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 ...
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22 Nov 2017 11:33 AM
1 Replies and 9512 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 ...
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11 Oct 2017 01:38 PM
8 Replies and 12576 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 10531 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 18825 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:...
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07 Jul 2017 10:39 AM
6 Replies and 9770 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 (APAA...
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30 Jun 2017 03:11 PM
0 Replies and 7852 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: ...
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14 Jun 2017 07:21 AM
0 Replies and 7695 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. ...
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14 Jun 2017 07:20 AM
3 Replies and 9170 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 8859 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 8682 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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22 May 2017 05:22 PM
2 Replies and 8606 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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22 May 2017 05:16 PM
0 Replies and 7832 Views R-17-0037 Petition to Repeal Order No. R-16-0041 or Amend Rule 7   Started by  Samantha DuMond Samantha K DuMond, Esq. DuMond Law PLLC Attorney for Arizona Bail Bondsmen Association 1006 W Adams Street Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Fax: 602-803-4975 Email: Samanthadumondlawaz.com State Bar No. 031072 This petition is to repeal order No R-16-0041 or amend the current rule 7 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure based upon the new rules being in direct conflict with the Arizona Revised Statutes and being implemented i...
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