URCrP007B. Preliminary Examinations. In its 2023 legislative session, the Utah Legislature approved SJR006, modifying Rule 7B of the Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure. The amendment clarifies the extent to which a magistrate may use hearsay evidence to find probable cause in a preliminary examination.
URCrP016. Discovery. In its 2023 legislative session, the Utah Legislature approved SJR006, modifying Rule 16 of the Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure. The amendment requires prosecutors to disclose all evidence relied upon when filing an information and creates a deadline for such disclosure.
URCrP007B. Preliminary examinations. Amended. The amendment states that a motion to quash a bindover will be decided by the judge to whom the case is assigned after bindover.
URCrP027. Stays of sentence pending motions for new trial or appeal from courts of record. Amended. The amendments will allow a defendant to seek a stay upon filing a motion for a new trial.
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URCrP007 Amend. The provisions in existing rule 7 are being divided into separate rules, each dealing with a different subject. Rule 7 will now address initial proceedings for class A misdemeanors and felonies.
URCrP007A New. The rule addresses procedures for class B & C misdemeanors and infractions. The rule also adds specific provisions on pretrial release conditions.
URCrP007B New. The rule addresses preliminary hearings. The rule generally reflects existing language.
URCrP007C New. The rule addresses the procedures for material witnesses. The rule generally follows existing language.
URCrP009 New. The new rule 9 will establish procedures for warrantless arrests. Of particular interest to practitioners may be the time-frames related to pretrial release decisions and deadlines for filing informations.
URCrP009A New. The rule creates procedures for arrests pursuant to a warrant and includes specific procedures on pretrial release decisions.
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