Category: URCrP012

Rules Governing Constitutional Challenges – Comment Period Closed April 12, 2020

The following amendments to Civil Rule 24, Criminal Rule 12, and Appellate Rule 25A are intended to better coordinate the provisions addressing constitutional challenges. The amendments do the following:

  • Address service on the Attorney General and other governmental entities;
  • Broaden the kinds of challenges that may arise;
  • Clarify that it is the governmental entity that responds, not the county or municipal attorney (which can be a contracted position in certain jurisdictions);
  • Eliminate outdated language in Civil Rule 24 in favor of the updated federal language;
  • Clarify in each rule the process and timing for the Attorney General or other governmental entity to respond to a constitutional challenge; and
  • Eliminate the requirement in Appellate Rule 25A that the Attorney General state the reasons for declining to file an amicus brief.

 

URCP024 – Redline and URCP024 – Clean

URCrP012 – Redline

URAP025A – Redline

 

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Rules of Criminal Procedure – Comment Period Closed January 14, 2018

URCrP012  Amend.   The proposed amendment will require service of pleadings on the Attorney General’s Office or the county or city attorney’s office when a party challenges the constitutionality of a statute or ordinance.

 

URCrP022  Amend.  One amendment will require a court to notify a defendant at sentencing of the right to counsel for an appeal.  Another amendment adds state law to the warning to be given in domestic violence cases.

 

URCrP036  Amend.  This amendment will allow defense counsel to be able to make an oral motion to withdraw from the case after judgment is entered.

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Rules of Criminal Procedure

URCrP 002. Time. Amend. Changes the way time will be computed, marking time in calendar days, rather than business days. Includes a provision for counting times stated in hours.
URCrP 004. Prosecution of public offenses. Amend. Requires prosecutors to list the citation number on an information if a citation was previously issued in the case in order to ensure that cases can be consolidated when they are electronically filed. Makes technical changes.
URCrP 012. Motions. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 014. Subpoena. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 016. Discovery. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 017. The trial. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 021A. Presentence investigation reports; Restitution. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 022. Sentence, judgment and commitment. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 024. Motion for new trial. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 026. Written orders, judgments and decrees. Amend. Requires the court to prepare the final judgment and sentence. Requires litigants to submit motions and orders as separate documents. Makes technical changes.
URCrP 027. Stays of sentence pending appeals from courts of record. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 027B. Stays pending appeal from a court not of record – hearings de novo, DUI, and reckless driving cases. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 028. Disposition after appeal. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 029. Disability and disqualification of a judge or change of venue. Amend. Establishes a process for change of venue in justice courts. Clarifies the change of venue process in courts of record. Makes technical changes.
URCrP 029A. Change of judge as a matter of right. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.
URCrP 038. Appeals from justice court to district court. Amend. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days.

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Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure

URCrP 11. Pleas. Amend. Clarifies that a judge may approve or reject an agreement to reduce or dismiss charges.
URCrP 12. Motions. Amend. There are two proposed amendments. The first states that a party may submit a written request to submit for decision, but may also otherwise bring a motion to the attention of the court. The second states that a motion challenging jurisdiction must be raised at least five days trial to trial, unless good cause is shown.
URCrP 24. Motion for new trial. Amend. Clarifies the time within which a motion for new trial must be filed, and that an extension must be obtained prior to the expiration of the original period.
URCrP 27. Stays pending appeal. Amend. Clarifies that an appeal of a probable cause denial is to the court where the notice of appeal is transmitted.
URCrP 29A. Change of judge as a matter of right. Amend. Changes the time within which a notice of change must be filed. The time is tied to either assignment after bindover or rejection of a proposed disposition.

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Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure

URCrP 07. Proceedings before magistrate. Amend. Conforms the rule to the statute which allows justice court judges to make probable cause determinations in first degree felonies. Also eliminates the requirement of a written bindover order.
URCrP 11. Pleas. Amend. States that compliance with the rule will be determined by reviewing the entire record and variances which do not affect substantial rights will be disregarded.
URCrP 12. Motions. Amend. Clarifies that motions for a reduction may be filed any time after sentencing.

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Rules of Criminal Procedure

URCrP 12. Motions. Amend. Describes the process for motions to suppress, including the contents of the motion and whether a written response is required.
URCrP 21A. Presentence investigation reports; Restitution. Renumber from URCrP 21.5 and amend. Changes designation of PSI report from “controlled” to “protected” to conform with statute.
URCrP 27. Stays pending appeal . Amend. Requires a party to serve the Attorney General when seeking a certificate of probable cause from appellate court in a felony case.
URCrP 38. Justice court appeals. Repeal and reenact. Repeals the existing rule and creates a different process for trial de novo. The most significant feature is that a justice court conviction will be automatically vacated upon the filing of a notice of appeal.

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