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Rules of Criminal Procedure – Comment Period Closed August 5, 2018

URCrP007C. Amend. The amendments to rule 7C will bring the rule in line with current practices. The rule clarifies the processes for securing a material witness’s testimony.

URCrP008. Amend. The amendments to rule 8 will make the rule consistent with developments in the law. The amendments will also require trial courts of record to appoint counsel on appeal from the roster maintained by the Board of Appellate Court Judges.

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Rules of Criminal Procedure

URCrP 08. Appointment of counsel. Amend. The amendments change the requirements to be appointed in capital cases, including increasing the number of education hours and requiring substantial work on a prior capital case.
URCrP 15.5. Out of court statement and testimony of child victims or child witnesses of sexual or physical abuse – Conditions of admissibility. Amend. The amendments are intended to help bring the rule into compliance with the requirements of Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36, 124 S. Ct. 1354, 158 L. Ed. 2d 177 (2004).
URCrP 33. Regulation of conduct in the courtroom. Amend. The amendments will permit a judge to sanction an attorney or party for incivility in pleadings or courtroom conduct.

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