Category: URCrP011

Rules of Criminal Procedure – Effective May 1, 2018

URCrP011 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.

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 – Effective May 1, 2017

URCrP011 Amend. Clarifies the warning judges must give to defendants in domestic violence cases.

URCrP018 Amend. The proposed amendment replaces the current language on alternate jurors.  The language is borrowed from the federal rules.  The primary motivation behind the change is to eliminate the requirement that alternate jurors be discharged when the jury retires to deliberate.

URCrP022 Amend. The proposed changes to the rule will set out in more detail the circumstances under which a court may correct a sentence.

URCrP038 Amend.  The proposed amendment clarifies that a defendant may withdraw an appeal prior to entry of a plea of guilt or prior to commencement of trial.

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Rules of Criminal Procedure

URCrP 11. Pleas. Amend. Requires the court to notify a defendant convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor in order to comply with federal law.
URCrP 22. Sentence, judgment and commitment. Amend. Requires the court to notify a defendant convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor in order to comply with federal law.
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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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