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Rule 8.5. Continuing a Trial Date

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal ProcedureEffective: [See Text Amendments] to June 30, 2023

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
III. Rights of Parties
Rule 8. Speedy Trial (Refs & Annos)
Effective: [See Text Amendments] to June 30, 2023
16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 8.5
Rule 8.5. Continuing a Trial Date
<Text of Rule 8.5 effective until July 1, 2023. See, also, Rule 8.5 effective July 1, 2023.>
(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 and any victim to a speedy disposition of the case. The court must state specific reasons for continuing trial.


Added Aug. 31, 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 8.5, AZ ST RCRP Rule 8.5
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through March 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through March 15, 2023.
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