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Idaho Criminal Rules (I.C.R.)

> Current Rule on Electronic Filing and Service*
*Applicable in: Ada County and Twin Falls County. This rule is not applicable to filings made in the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA) court.  



1. Scope - Courts - Exceptions. 


2. Purpose and construction - Title - District court txtes.


2.1. Declarations.


2.2. Jurisdiction of magistrates.


2.3. Electronic signatures.


3. Complaint - Initiation and prosecution.


3.1. Idaho uniform citation.


3.2.  Additional service on the court.


4. Warrant - Summons - Determination of probable cause.


5. Initial appearance before magistrate - Advice to defendant - Plea in misdemeanors - Initial appearance on grand jury indictment.


5.1. Preliminary hearing - Probable cause hearing - Discharge or commitment of defendant - Procedure.


5.2. Transcript of hearings - Copies for parties.


5.3. Initial appearance on probation violations.


6.1. Formation of the grand jury.


6.2. Prosecuting attorney.


6.3. Transcript of grand jury proceedings.


6.4. Secrecy and confidentiality of grand jury proceedings.


6.5. Grand jury proceedings.


6.6. Indictment.


6.7. Motion to dismiss indictment.


6.8. Discharge of jury.


6.9. Other prosecution.


7. Indictment and information.


8. Joinder of offenses and of defendants.


9. Warrant or summons upon indictment.


10. Arraignment on indictment or information.


11. Pleas.


12. Pleadings and motions before trial - Form of pleadings - Defenses and objections.


12.1. Notice of alibi.



12.2 Motions requesting additional defense services.


13. Trial together of complaints, indictments and informations.


14. Relief from prejudicial joinder.


15. Depositions.


16. Discovery and inspection.


17. Subpoena.


18. Pretrial conference.


18.1. Mediation in criminal cases.


19. Place of prosecution and trial.


20. Transfer from the county for plea and sentence.


21. Change of venue.


22. Time of motion for change of venue.


23. Trial by jury or by the court - Waiver of jury - Number of jurors.


23.1. Juror questionnaires - Confidentiality.


24. Trial jurors.


24.1. Notes by jurors - Juror notebooks.


25. Disqualification of judge. 


25.1. Death or disability of judge. 


26. Evidence.


27. Stipulations not binding on court - Continuance of trial or hearing.


28. Interpreters.


29. Motion for judgment of acquittal.


29.1. Motion for mistrial.


30. Instructions and communications with jury.


30.1. Instructions and communications with jury.


31. Verdict.


32. Standards and procedures governing presentence investigations and reports.


33. Sentence and judgment.


33.1. Procedure where death penalty is authorized.


33.2. Report of imposition of death penalty.


33.3. Evaluation of persons guilty of domestic assault or domestic battery.


34. New trial.


35. Correction or reduction of sentence.


36. Clerical mistakes.


37. [Reserved.]


38. Stay of execution - Relief pending review.


39, 40. [Reserved.]


41. Search and seizure.


41.1. Reclaiming exhibits - Documents or property.


42. Contempt.


42(a).  Definitions.


42(b).  Summary proceedings.


42(c).  Nonsummary proceedings -- commencement.


42(d).  Nonsummary proceedings – service.


42(e).  Nonsummary proceedings – warrant of attachment and bail.


42(f).  Nonsummary proceedings – initial appearance of respondent.


42(g).  Nonsummary proceedings – plea. 


42(h).  Nonsummary proceedings -- defenses to the contempt.


42(i).  Nonsummary proceedings – trial.


42(j).  Nonsummary proceedings – burden of proof.


42(k).  Nonsummary proceedings – findings of fact. 


42(l).  Nonsummary proceedings – imposition of sanctions. 


42(m).  Nonsummary proceedings – attorney fees. 


42(n).  Other rules of criminal procedure.


43. Presence of the defendant.


43.1. Proceedings by telephone conference or video teleconference.


43.2. Rescinded 4/1/2001.


43.3. Forensic Testimony by Video Teleconference.


44. Right to assignment of counsel.


44.1. Withdrawal of counsel.


44.2. Mandatory appointment of counsel for post-conviction review after imposition of death penalty.


44.3. Standards for the qualification of appointed counsel in capital cases.


45. Time.


46. Bail or release on own recognizance.


46.1. Bail for witnesses.


46.2. No contact orders.


47. Motions.


48. Dismissal by the court.


49. Service and filing of papers.


50. Terms abolished and calendars.


51. Exceptions unnecessary.


52. Harmless error.


53. [Reserved.]


54. Appeals from a magistrate to district court. [Rescinded effective Nov. 1, 1987.]


54.1. Appeals from a magistrate to a district court - Appealable judgments and orders.


54.2. Magistrate appeals - Judicial review.


54.3. Time for filing appeals.


54.4. Notice of appeal.


54.5. Stay on appeal - Powers of magistrate during appeal.


54.6. Method of appeal - Transcript of proceedings - Listening to recording tapes - Trial de novo.


54.7. Payment of fees - Preparation of transcript.


54.8. Clerk's record.


54.9. Settlement of transcript.


54.10. Filing of transcript and record.


54.11. Augmentation of the record.


54.12. Exhibits on appeal.


54.13. Effect of failure to comply with time limits.


54.14. Motions on appeal.


54.15. Appellate briefs.


54.16. Appellate argument.


54.17. Appellate review.


54.18. Other appellate txtes.


54.19. Listening to or copying recording tapes.


55, 56. [Reserved.]


57. Uniform Post-Conviction Procedure Act.


58. [Reserved.]


59. Effective date.



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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Daniel T. Eismann
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge John M. Melanson
Judge Molly J. Huskey



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