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Rule 1. Scope; Definitions

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedSuperior Court Rules of Appellate Procedure-- CriminalEffective: January 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Superior Court Rules of Appellate Procedure-- Criminal (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2022
Superior Court Rules of Appellate Procedure-Criminal, Rule 1
Rule 1. Scope; Definitions
a. These rules govern appeals in a criminal action taken to the Superior Court from an order or final judgment of a justice or municipal court pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 22-371, 13-4032, or 13-4033.
b. The Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure governing appeals in criminal actions from the Superior Court to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court shall govern appeals taken to the Superior Court in situations where no rule is specified herein, and insofar as such Rules are practicable. No appeal shall be affirmed solely for failure to comply with the procedural requirements of these rules where a fair and just determination of the appeal can be made from the record.
c. The justice court or municipal court is referred to as the “trial court” and the Superior Court to which the appeal is taken is the “Superior Court.”
d. These rules do not apply to any juvenile court proceeding.
e. In computing time limits, the “last day” means that when the last day of any period of time prescribed herein falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or day when the court is closed, the “last day” shall be the next day court is open. The day of the act or event from which the designated time period begins is not to be included. Except as stated by these rules or by order of court in a particular case, the filing deadlines for motions, responses, and memoranda, are not enlarged when sent by mail.
f. For the purposes of these rules, an “authorized transcriber” has the same meaning as set forth in Supreme Court Rule 30(a)(2).


Amended Nov. 19, 1979, effective April 1, 1980; Jan. 24, 2003, effective June 1, 2003; Sept. 18, 2006, effective Jan. 1, 2007; amended on an emergency basis, effective Sept. 30, 2021, adopted on a permanent basis effective Jan. 1, 2022.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Criminal Appellate Proc. Rules, Rule 1, AZ ST SUPER CT RAP CR Rule 1
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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