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RCr 6.22 Bill of particulars

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
VI Indictment and Information (Refs & Annos)
Kentucky Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr) Rule 6.22
RCr 6.22 Bill of particulars
The court for cause shall direct the filing of a bill of particulars. A motion for such bill may be made at any time prior to arraignment, or thereafter in the discretion of the court. A bill of particulars may be amended at any time subject to such conditions as justice requires.


HISTORY: Adopted eff. 1-1-63

Editors' Notes

RCr 6.22 is new, but is complementary to the shorter form indictment. It is the same as Fed. Crim. Rule 7(f) except for use of “shall” instead of “may” in the first sentence. The function of the bill of particulars is to provide information fairly necessary to enable the accused to understand and prepare his defense against the charges without prejudicial surprise upon trial. It is not to be used for the discovery of evidentiary matters or to obtain a statement of information the defendant already has or could ascertain through reasonable diligence. See, for example, illustrative cases noted in Barron and Holtzoff § 1917.
Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 6.22, KY ST RCRP Rule 6.22
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2020.
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