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Rule 4.1. Procedure upon Arrest

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
II. Preliminary Proceedings
Rule 4. Initial Appearance (Refs & Annos)
16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 4.1
Rule 4.1. Procedure upon Arrest
(a) Prompt Initial Appearance. An arrested person must be promptly taken before a magistrate. At the initial appearance, the magistrate will advise the arrested person of those matters set forth in Rule 4.2. If the initial appearance does not occur within 24 hours after arrest, the arrested person must be immediately released from custody.
(b) On Arrest Without a Warrant. A person arrested without a warrant must be taken before the nearest or most accessible magistrate in the county of arrest. A complaint, if not already filed, must be promptly prepared and filed. If a complaint is not filed within 48 hours after the initial appearance before the magistrate, the arrested person must be immediately released from custody and any pending preliminary hearing dates must be vacated.
(c) On Arrest with a Warrant.
(1) Arrest in the County of Issuance. A person arrested in the county where the warrant was issued must be taken before the magistrate who issued the warrant for an initial appearance. If the magistrate is absent or unable to act, the arrested person must be taken to the nearest or most accessible magistrate in the same county.
(2) Arrest in Another County. If a person is arrested in a county other than the one where the warrant was issued, the person must be taken before the nearest or most accessible magistrate in the county of arrest. If eligible for release as a matter of right, the person must then be released under Rule 7.2. If not released immediately, the arrested person must be taken to the issuing magistrate in the county where the warrant originated, or, if that magistrate is absent or unable to act, before the nearest or most accessible magistrate in the county where the warrant originated.
(d) Assurance of Availability of Magistrate and the Setting of a Time for Initial Appearance. Each presiding judge must make a magistrate available every day of the week to hold the initial appearances required under Rule 4.1(a). The presiding judge also must set at least one fixed time each day for conducting initial appearances, and notify local law enforcement agencies of the fixed time(s).
(e) Sample for DNA Testing; Proof of Compliance. If the arresting authority is required to secure a sample of buccal cells or other bodily substances for DNA testing under A.R.S. § 13-610(K), it must provide proof of compliance to the court before the initial appearance.

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Added Aug. 31, 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Former Rule 4.1, relating to procedure upon arrest, was abrogated effective Jan. 1, 2018. See, now, this rule.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 4.1, AZ ST RCRP Rule 4.1
Current with amendments received through 02/1/19
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