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Last Post 21 May 2018 04:36 PM by  amykalman
R-18-0012 R.Crim.Pro. 11.5 and 11.6
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10 Jan 2018 02:01 PM
    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

    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 or before May 21, 2018.

    ORDERED: Petition to Amend Rules 11 .5 and 11 .6, Rules of Criminal Procedure= ADOPTED as modified, effective January 1, 2019.
    State Bar of Arizona
    New Member
    Posts:54 New Member

    21 May 2018 04:03 PM
    Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421
    General Counsel
    State Bar of Arizona
    4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85016-6288
    (602) 340-7236

    The State Bar of Arizona submits the attached comment to this Petition.
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    21 May 2018 04:36 PM
    AZ Bar No. 024978
    Deputy Public Defender
    620 West Jackson, Suite 4015
    Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2423
    Telephone: (602) 506-7711

    As past-president of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and as a participant on the Criminal Rules Task Force, I am writing to endorse the State Bar's comment, favoring the proposed changes but requesting the Court adopt the changes as modified in the State Bar's comment. The Rules are meant to guide decision-makers, litigants, and parties. Having specified language regarding timelines in the rules will provide more such assistance, while still ensuring that no litigant is treated for longer than his or her maximum possible sentence.
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