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Idaho Criminal Rule 2. Purpose and Construction; Title; District Court Rules


(a)  Purpose and Construction. These rules are intended to provide for the just determination of every criminal proceeding. They must be construed to secure simplicity in procedure, fairness in administration and elimination of unjustifiable expense and delay.

(b)  Title. These rules are to be known and cited as the Idaho Criminal Rules (I.C.R.).

(c)  District Court Rules. No district court or magistrate division may make rules of procedure except as expressly authorized by these rules. The district courts of each judicial district by a majority vote of all district judges may make rules governing the internal case management and procedure of the district court including procedures for setting the time and place for trial of criminal actions and the hearing of all other proceedings and motions. Any local rules must be consistent with these rules, and must be approved and published by order of the Supreme Court before they are effective, except in cases declared by the Supreme Court to be an emergency, in which case the order may be declared to be effective immediately.


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

As the Third Branch of Government, we provide access to justice through the timely, fair, and impartial resolution of cases.


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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