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Rule 1. Scope; Definitions

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedSuperior Court Rules of Appellate Procedure-- Criminal

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Superior Court Rules of Appellate Procedure-- Criminal (Refs & Annos)
Superior Court Rules of Appellate Procedure-Criminal, Rule 1
Rule 1. Scope; Definitions
a. These rules govern appeals in a criminal action taken to the Superior Court from an order or final judgment of a justice or municipal court pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 22-371, 13-4032, or 13-4033.
b. The Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure governing appeals in criminal actions from the Superior Court to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court shall govern appeals taken to the Superior Court in situations where no rule is specified herein, and insofar as such Rules are practicable. No appeal shall be affirmed solely for failure to comply with the procedural requirements of these rules where a fair and just determination of the appeal can be made from the record.
c. The justice court or municipal court is referred to as the “trial court” and the Superior Court to which the appeal is taken is the “Superior Court.”
d. These rules do not apply to any juvenile court proceeding.
e. In computing time limits, the “last day” means that when the last day of any period of time prescribed herein falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or day when the court is closed, the “last day” shall be the next day court is open. The day of the act or event from which the designated time period begins is not to be included. Except as stated by these rules or by order of court in a particular case, the filing deadlines for motions, responses, and memoranda, are not enlarged when sent by mail.
f. For the purposes of these rules, an “authorized transcriber” is a certified court reporter or a transcriber under contract with an Arizona court.


Amended Nov. 19, 1979, effective April 1, 1980; Jan. 24, 2003, effective June 1, 2003; Sept. 18, 2006, effective Jan. 1, 2007.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Criminal Appellate Proc. Rules, Rule 1, AZ ST SUPER CT RAP CR Rule 1
Current with amendments received through 05/1/2020.
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