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Rule 15. Disposition of Exhibits

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior CourtEffective: December 9, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Cochise County (Refs & Annos)
C. Miscellany
Effective: December 9, 2020
17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Cochise County, Rule 15
Formerly cited as AZ ST COCHISE SUPER CT Rule 16
Rule 15. Disposition of Exhibits
Subject to the provisions of Rule 28, Rules of Criminal Procedure, all exhibits admitted in evidence or marked for identification may be disposed of after ninety days from the conclusion of a case by judgment, order or other final disposition, or by mandate on appeal, as follows:
(1) The clerk shall mail a notice to counsel or parties acting in pro se to present themselves at the office of the clerk of the court to accept delivery of those exhibits introduced by them. The clerk shall take a receipt of delivery.
(2) Counsel may within ten days of receiving the notice move the court to retain designated exhibits for stated reasons.
(3) If counsel or the parties do not present themselves to the clerk to accept delivery of exhibits, or if the notice is returned undelivered, and if no order of retention is made, the clerk shall retain the exhibits for an additional sixty days from the date of the notice previously sent, and shall thereafter dispose of said exhibits as directed by the judge who heard the case, or if unavailable, the presiding judge.
(4) Upon order of the court large exhibits may be returned to the proponents during the pendency of the trial or hearing or any time thereafter, who shall be responsible for their preservation during the periods of time hereinabove provided.
(5) The clerk shall maintain a record of the procedure employed under this rule in the case file.


Formerly Rule 16, adopted March 10, 1992, effective March 21, 1992. Renumbered Rule 15 effective Dec. 9, 2020.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Cochise County, Rule 15, AZ ST COCHISE SUPER CT Rule 15
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through April 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through April 1, 2024.
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