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Idaho Criminal Rule 18. Felony Pretrial Conference


(a)  Conference on the Record. At any time prior to trial, the court, on motion of any party or on its own motion, may order one or more pretrial conferences to consider any matters that would promote a fair and expeditious trial. At the conclusion of the pretrial conference the court must make a written record of the matters decided.


(b)  Informal Conference off the Record. The court may hold an informal settlement conference off the record. No admissions made by the defendant or the defendant's attorney at the settlement conference may be used against the defendant unless the admissions are written and signed by the defendant and the defendant's attorney or signed by the defendant if the defendant is self-represented.


(Adopted February 22, 2017, effective July 1, 2017.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn
Justice Cynthia K.C. Meyer

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge Michael P. Tribe



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