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Rule 32.8. Transcript Preparation

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
VIII. Appeal and Other Post-Conviction Relief
Rule 32. Post-Conviction Relief for Defendants Sentenced Following a Trial or a Contested Probation Violation Hearing
Effective: January 1, 2020
16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 32.8
Formerly cited as AZ ST RCRP Rule 32.4(e)
Rule 32.8. Transcript Preparation
(a) Request for Transcripts. If the verbal record of trial court proceedings was not transcribed, the defendant may request that certified transcripts be prepared. The court or clerk must provide a form for the defendant to make this request.
(b) Order Regarding Transcripts. The court must promptly review the defendant's request and order the preparation of only those transcripts it deems necessary for resolving issues the defendant has specified in the notice.
(c) Deadlines. The defendant's deadline for filing a petition is extended by the time between the defendant's request and either the transcripts' final preparation or the court's denial of the request. Certified transcripts must be prepared and filed no later than 60 days after the entry of an order granting the defendant's request for transcripts.
(d) Cost. If the defendant is indigent, the transcripts must be prepared at county expense.
(e) Unavailability of Transcripts. If a transcript is unavailable, the parties may proceed in accordance with Rule 31.8(e) or Rule 31.8(f).


Added Aug. 29, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 32.8, AZ ST RCRP Rule 32.8
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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