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RCr 3.13 Defective complaint

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
III Initial Appearance and Preliminary Hearing Before District Court (Refs & Annos)
Kentucky Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr) Rule 3.13
RCr 3.13 Defective complaint
If before or during the preliminary hearing of any person arrested pursuant to a warrant, or appearing in response to a summons or citation, it appears that the complaint does not properly name or describe the defendant, or the offense with which the defendant is charged, or that although not guilty of the offense specified in the complaint, there is probable cause to believe that the defendant is guilty of some other offense, the judge shall not discharge or dismiss the defendant but shall permit the attorney for the Commonwealth to amend the complaint if substantial rights of the defendant are not prejudiced.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 98-3, eff. 3-1-99; adopted by Order 81-5, eff. 9-1-81
Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 3.13, KY ST RCRP Rule 3.13
Current with amendments received through March 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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