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Rule 32.18. Stay of Execution of a Death Sentence on a Successive Petition

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
VIII. Appeal and Other Post-Conviction Relief
Rule 32. Post-Conviction Relief for Defendants Sentenced Following a Trial or a Contested Probation Violation Hearing
Effective: January 1, 2020
16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 32.18
Formerly cited as AZ ST RCRP Rule 32.4(g)
Rule 32.18. Stay of Execution of a Death Sentence on a Successive Petition
If a defendant has been sentenced to death and the Supreme Court has fixed the time for executing the sentence, the superior court may not grant a stay of execution if the defendant files a successive petition. In those circumstances, the defendant must file an application for a stay with the Supreme Court, and the application must show with particularity any claims that are not precluded under Rule 32.2. If the Supreme Court grants a stay, the Supreme Court clerk must notify the defendant, the Attorney General, and the Director of the State Department of Corrections.


Added Aug. 29, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 32.18, AZ ST RCRP Rule 32.18
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through September 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through September 15, 2023.
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