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Last Post 14 Jun 2024 11:54 AM by  Yolanda Fox
R-24-0005 Petition to Amend Rules 1.5, 17.1, 17.2, and 17.3 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure
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Umayok Novell
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04 Jan 2024 07:22 PM
    Umayok Novell
    City Magistrate
    City of Mesa Municipal Court
    250 East 1st Avenue
    Mesa, AZ 85210
    Phone: (480) 644-2255
    FAX: (480) 644-2927
    [email protected]
    Bar No: 019684

    Summary:
    Rule 1.5 allows courts to require defendants to appear by use of an interactive audiovisual system for some proceedings. However, Rule 17.1(f) only provides Limited Jurisdiction Courts with procedures for holding Telephonic Pleas and Plea by Mail plea proceedings. Rule 17.1(f) does not include procedures for interactive audiovisual plea proceedings. Petitioner’s proposed amendments to Criminal Rules 1.5 and 17.1 create procedures for Limited Jurisdiction Courts to conduct real-time interactive audiovisual pretrial conferences that immediately result in plea and sentencing proceedings. The proposed changes to Rules 17.2 and 17.3 are primarily technical. The proposed amendments will also enable Limited Jurisdiction Courts to provide more productive court proceedings by reducing the number of pretrial conferences and provide greater access to justice for defendants who are in detention centers, live farther away, have limited or no access to transportation, or live out of state.

    Filed: January 4, 2024

    Would amend Rules 1.5, 17.1, 17.2, and 17.3 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure to facilitate the use of interactive audiovisual appearances in proceedings before limited jurisdiction courts and encourage the use of electronic filing portals in such courts.

    Comments must be submitted by no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2024, and any reply by a petitioner must be submitted no later than Monday, June 3, 2024.
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    Charles Adornetto
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    Posts:21 New Member

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    14 Mar 2024 06:27 PM
    Gerald A. Williams
    Arizona Bar No. 018947
    North Valley Justice Court
    14264 West Tierra Buena Lane
    Surprise, AZ 85274


    This comment is filed on behalf of the Justice of the Peace Bench in Maricopa County. We unanimously support the proposed rule changes.
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    afoster
    New Member
    Posts:18 New Member

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    29 Apr 2024 12:43 PM
    Samuel A. Thumma
    Chair, Arizona Commission on Access to Justice
    Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals
    Division One
    State Courts Building
    1501 West Washington Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85007-3329
    [email protected]
    Telephone: (602) 452-6700

    The Arizona Commission on Access to Justice has authorized Judge Sam Thumma, Chair, to submit this comment in support of Petition R-24-0005.
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    State Bar of Arizona
    Basic Member
    Posts:164 Basic Member

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    01 May 2024 06:54 PM
    Comment of the State Bar of Arizona

    Lisa M. Panahi
    Bar No. 023421
    General Counsel
    State Bar of Arizona
    4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    602-340-7236
    [email protected]
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    David Euchner
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    Posts:35 New Member

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    01 May 2024 07:00 PM
    ARIZONA ATTORNEYS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE
    David J. Euchner, SB#021768
    33 N. Stone Ave., 21st Floor, Tucson, AZ 85701
    (520) 724-6800
    [email protected]

    Attached is the comment of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
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    Yolanda Fox
    Basic Member
    Posts:237 Basic Member

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    14 Jun 2024 11:54 AM
    Umayok Novell
    City Magistrate
    City of Mesa Municipal Court
    250 East 1st Avenue
    Mesa, AZ 85210
    Phone: (480) 644-2255
    FAX: (480) 644-2927
    [email protected]
    Bar No: 019684

    Amended petition.
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