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Rule 3. Notice of Appeal

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 3
Rule 3. Notice of Appeal
a. An appeal shall commence by filing a written notice of appeal with the trial court. A notice of appeal filed by mail must be received by the trial court within the allotted time.
b. The notice of appeal shall identify the order, judgment, sentence or ruling appealed from.
c. When a party appeals, the trial court shall send a copy of the notice of appeal to the opposing side and to any authorized transcribers responsible for preparing the transcript, and shall note such fact in the court records.
d. When a defendant appeals, the notice of appeal shall state defendant's current mailing address and phone number. This address may be used for further notices or proceedings unless the trial court is notified otherwise in writing.


Amended Nov. 19, 1979, effective April 1, 1980; Nov. 12, 1991, effective Dec. 31, 1991; Jan. 24, 2003, effective June 1, 2003; Sept. 18, 2006, effective Jan. 1, 2007.

Editors' Notes

The 1991 amendment was among those adopted in order to implement the Victims' Bill of Rights, which was incorporated into the Arizona Constitution in 1990 as Art. II, § 2.1. For a related statutory provision, see A.R.S. § 13-4032(4), adopted by Laws 1991, Ch. 229 § 1 et seq. (the “Victims' Rights Implementation Act”).
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Criminal Appellate Proc. Rules, Rule 3, AZ ST SUPER CT RAP CR Rule 3
Current with amendments received through 05/1/2020.
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