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Rule 216. Motions

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for the Juvenile CourtEffective: July 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Delinquency
1. Delinquency Scope and Procedures
Effective: July 1, 2022
17B A.R.S. Juv.Ct.Rules of Proc., Rule 216
Formerly cited as AZ ST JUV CT Rule 15
Rule 216. Motions
(a) Form. Unless the court permits an oral motion, motions must be in writing and contain the basis for the requested relief. A motion must include a memorandum that states facts, arguments, and authorities pertinent to the motion.
(b) Time for Filing. Unless otherwise ordered by the court:
(1) Motion. A motion must be filed and served no later than 14 days before a contested hearing.
(2) Response and Reply. No later than 5 days after service, any party may file and serve a response, and no later than 3 days after service of the response, the moving party may file and serve a reply. A reply must be directed only to matters raised in a response. If no response is filed, the court may deem the motion submitted on the record.
(c) Oral Argument. On a party's request or on its own initiative, the court may set a motion for argument or hearing.
(d) Motion to Continue. A motion to continue must advise the court of pending time limits. The court may grant a motion to continue only if there is good cause for the delay and the delay is indispensable to the interests of justice. A continuance may be only for so long as is necessary to serve the interests of justice. In deciding the motion, the court must consider the victim's views and the victim's right to a speedy disposition and a prompt and final conclusion of the case. If the court grants a continuance, it must state its reasons on the record.


Added Dec. 8, 2021, effective July 1, 2022.
17B A. R. S. Juv. Ct. Rules of Proc., Rule 216, AZ ST JUV CT Rule 216
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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