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Rule 1. Generalprovisions.

(a) This chapter shall be known and may be citedas the "Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure."


(b) These rules shall govern the procedure inall criminal cases in the courts of this state except juvenile court cases. Theserules are intended and shall be construed to secure simplicity in procedure,fairness in administration, and the elimination of unnecessary expense anddelay.


(c) These rules shall take effect on July 1,1980. Thereafter, they shall govern all criminal proceedings commenced and, sofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending. All statutes andrules in conflict therewith are repealed.

Effective January 1,1989