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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

URAP Rule 20 (Rules of Appellate Procedure)


This Rule has been repealed.
Rule printed on June 3, 2023 at 1:53 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.

This Rule was repealed on 5/1/2023.

Rule 20 Habeas Corpus proceedings. REPEALED.

Advisory Committee Note

The Utah Constitution enshrines the right to a writ of habeas corpus. UtahConst., art. I, sec. 5; art. VIII, sec. 3; art. VIII, sec. 5. The Appellate Rules Committee recommended repealing Rule 20 (Habeas Corpus Proceedings) because it was duplicative of Rule 19 (Extraordinary Relief) and potentially caused incarcerated individuals to forgo filing a petition under the Post-Conviction Remedies Act (Utah Code Title 78B, Chapter 9). The repeal is not intended to substantively affect a defendant’s right to a writ of habeas corpus. Rule 19 of the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure and Rules 65B and 65C of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure govern habeas corpus proceedings.

Adopted May 1, 2023

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

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