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Rule 16.1. General Provisions

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
IV. Pretrial Procedures
Rule 16. Pretrial Motions and Hearings (Refs & Annos)
16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 16.1
Rule 16.1. General Provisions
(a) Scope. Rule 16 governs court procedures between arraignment and trial, unless another rule provides a more specific procedure.
(b) Pretrial Motions. All motions must meet the requirements of Rules 1.6 and 1.9 and be served as provided in Rule 1.7. Parties must make all motions no later than 20 days before trial, except that lack of jurisdiction may be raised at any time. Responsive pleadings are allowed as provided in Rule 1.9. The court may modify motion deadlines.
(c) Effect of a Failure to File or Make a Timely Motion. The court may preclude any motion, defense, objection, or request not timely raised by motion under (b), unless the basis was not then known and could not have been known through reasonable diligence, and the party raises it promptly after the basis is known.
(d) Finality of Pretrial Determinations. A court may not reconsider an issue previously decided in the case except for good cause or as these rules provide otherwise.


Added Aug. 31, 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 16.1, AZ ST RCRP Rule 16.1
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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