Rules of Criminal Procedure – Comment Period Closed May 17, 2019
URCrP022. The proposed change will allow a defendant to file a motion to correct a sentence when the sentence becomes unconstitutional based on a rule established by the U.S. Supreme Court, Utah Supreme Court, or Utah Court of Appeals after sentencing, and the rule was not dictated by precedent existing at the time of sentencing. Associate Chief Justice Thomas Lee has included a comment raising the question of whether there should be time limits for such motions. Associate Chief Justice Lee asks practitioners to comment on that issue.