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Rule 8.5. Continuing a Trial Date

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal ProcedureEffective: July 1, 2023

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
III. Rights of Parties
Rule 8. Speedy Trial (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2023
16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 8.5
Rule 8.5. Continuing a Trial Date
(a) Motion. A party may ask to continue trial by filing a motion stating the specific reasons for the request.
(b) Grounds. A court may continue trial only on a showing that extraordinary circumstances exist, and that delay is indispensable to the interests of justice, and only for so long as is necessary to serve the interests of justice. The court must consider the rights of the defendant to a speedy disposition of the case. The court must state specific reasons for continuing trial.
(v) Victims' Rights. In deciding a motion to continue a trial date, the court must also consider the victim's views and the right of the victim to a speedy disposition of the case.

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Added Aug. 31, 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Amended Dec. 8, 2022, effective July 1, 2023.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 8.5, AZ ST RCRP Rule 8.5
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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