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Rule 12.6. Indictment

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
IV. Pretrial Procedures
Rule 12. The Grand Jury (Refs & Annos)
Section One. Rules for Grand Juries
16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 12.6
Formerly cited as AZ ST RCRP Rule 12.7
Rule 12.6. Indictment
(a) Number of Grand Jurors Necessary to Indict. An indictment requires the concurrence of at least 9 grand jurors, regardless of the number of grand jurors hearing a matter.
(b) Return of Indictment. The indictment must be returned by the foreperson in open court and in the presence of the grand jury and the prosecutor.
(c) Notice of Supervening Indictment. If the defendant previously has had an initial appearance under Rule 4.2, the court must prepare and send to the defendant and defense counsel a notice of supervening indictment instead of issuing a warrant or summons.
(d) No Indictment Returned. If a person is in custody or has posted bond on a matter presented to the grand jury and no indictment is returned, the foreperson through the prosecutor must promptly inform the court in writing that the grand jury did not return an indictment.


Added Aug. 31, 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 12.6, AZ ST RCRP Rule 12.6
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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