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Rule 6.5. Manner of Appointment

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
III. Rights of Parties
Rule 6. Right to Counsel; Duties of Counsel; Court-Appointed Attorneys, Investigators, and Experts (Refs & Annos)
16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 6.5
Rule 6.5. Manner of Appointment
(a) Appointment Order. The court must appoint counsel by a written order and provide a copy of the order to the defendant, the appointed attorney, and the State.
(b) Public Defender Appointment. In counties that have a public defender, the court must appoint the public defender to represent persons entitled to appointed counsel whenever the public defender is authorized by law to undertake the representation and is able to do so.
(c) Other Appointments. If the court does not appoint a public defender, the court must appoint a private attorney. In appointing private counsel, the court must take into account the skill likely to be required in handling the case.
(d) Requests for Representation Before a Grand Jury. A request for appointment of counsel must be made and processed as if proceedings had already begun in superior court.


Added Aug. 31, 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 6.5, AZ ST RCRP Rule 6.5
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 8/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 8/1/22.
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