Court Rules

Rules of Criminal Procedure: Whether your case is being prosecuted by a District Attorney’s Office or the Attorney General’s Office, whether a case is in one of the State’s District Courts, Municipal Courts, or Superior Courts, certain court rules of procedure are always going to be in effect.

 

List of Rules

Rule 1.        TITLE; SCOPE

Rule 2.        PURPOSE; CONSTRUCTION; DEFINITION OF TERMS

Rule 3.         COMPLAINT AND INDICTMENT; WAIVER OF INDICTMENT; PROBABLE CAUSE HEARING

Rule 3.1.     DETERMINATION OF PROBABLE CAUSE FOR DETENTION

Rule 4.        FORM AND CONTENTS OF COMPLAINT OR INDICTMENT; AMENDMENT

Rule 5.         THE GRAND JURY

Rule 6.         SUMMONS TO APPEAR; ARREST WARRANT

Rule 7.         ARRAIGNMENT

Rule 8.         ASSIGNMENT OF COUNSEL

Rule 9.         JOINDER OF OFFENSES OR DEFENDANTS

Rule 10.        CONTINUANCES

Rule 11.         PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND PRETRIAL HEARING

Rule 12.         PLEAS AND WITHDRAWALS OF PLEAS

Rule 13.        PRETRIAL MOTIONS

Rule 14.        PRETRIAL DISCOVERY

Rule 15.        INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL

Rule 16.        DISMISSAL BY THE PROSECUTION

Rule 17.        SUMMONSES FOR WITNESSES

Rule 18.        PRESENCE OF DEFENDANT

Rule 19.        TRIAL BY JURY OR BY THE COURT

Rule 20.        TRIAL JURORS

Rule 21.         SEQUESTRATION OF WITNESSES

Rule 22.        OBJECTIONS

Rule 23.       (This was a rule addressing statements of witnesses for impeachment, but has been removed)

Rule 24.        OPENING STATEMENTS; ARGUMENTS; INSTRUCTIONS TO JURY

Rule 25.        MOTION FOR REQUIRED FINDING OF NOT GUILTY

Rule 26.        REQUESTS FOR RULINGS

Rule 27.        VERDICT

Rule 28.        JUDGMENT

Rule 29.        REVISION OR REVOCATION OF SENTENCE

Rule 30.        POSTCONVICTION RELIEF (Motion for a New Trial)

Rule 31.        STAY OF EXECUTION; RELIEF PENDING REVIEW

Rule 32.        FILING AND SERVICE OF PAPERS

Rule 33.        COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANTS INDIGENT OR INDIGENT BUT ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE

Rule 34.        REPORT

Rule 35.        DEPOSITIONS TO PERPETUATE TESTIMONY

Rule 36.        CASE MANAGEMENT

Rule 37.        TRANSFER OF CASES

Rule 38.        DISABILITY OF JUDGE

Rule 39.        RECORDS OF FOREIGN PROCEEDINGS AND NOTICE OF FOREIGN LAW

Rule 40.        PROOF OF OFFICIAL RECORDS

Rule 41.        INTERPRETERS AND EXPERTS

Rule 42.        CLERICAL MISTAKES

Rule 43.        SUMMARY CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS

Rule 44.        CONTEMPT

Rule 45.        REMOVAL OF THE DISRUPTIVE DEFENDANT

Rule 46.        TIME

Rule 47.        SPECIAL MAGISTRATES

Rule 48.        SANCTIONS