Federal Rules Of Criminal Procedure, 2019

Federal Rules Of Criminal Procedure, 2019
Federal Rules Of Criminal Procedure, 2019
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These rules govern the procedure in all criminal proceedings in the United States district courts, the United States court of appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. This booklet also covers the arrest warrant or summons on a complaint proceedings and proper forms, plus appearances upon arrest, consulting with counsel, subpoenas, detention release, procedures in a misdemeanor case, video teleconferencing, preliminary hearings, including scheduling and more.  Additionally, the Court of Clerk’s duties, trial proceedings, process for introducing evidence, court determinations, arraignments, notice of possible departure from Sentencing Guidelines, and defendant’s right to appeal are also covered.

Table of Contents

Title I – Applicability

Rule 1. Scope; Definitions

Rule 2. Interpretation

Title II – Preliminary Proceedings

Rule 3. The Complaint

Rule 4. Arrest Warrant or Summons on a Complaint

Rule 4.1 Complaint, Warrant, or Summons by Telephone or Other Reliable Electronic Means

Rule 5. Initial Appearance

Rule 5.1 Preliminary Hearing

Title III – The Grand Jury, the Indictment, and the Information

Rule 6. The Grand Jury

Rule 7. The Indictment and the Information

Rule 8. Joinder of Offenses or Defendants

Rule 9. Arrest Warrant or Summons on an Indictment or Information

Title IV – The Arraignment and Preparation for Trial

Rule 10. Arraignment

Rule 11. Pleas

Rule 12. Pleadings and Pretrial Motions

Rule 12.1. Notice of an Alibi Defense

Rule 12.2. Notice of an Insanity Defense; Mental Examination

Rule 12.3. Notice of a Public-Authority Defense

Rule 12.4. Disclosure Statement

Rule 13. Joint Trial of Separate Cases

Rule 14. Relief from Prejudicial Joinder

Rule 15. Depositions

Rule 16. Discovery and Inspection

Rule 16.1 Pretrial Discovery Conference; Request for Court Action

Rule 17. Subpoena

Rule 17.1. Pretrial Conference

Title V – Venue

Rule 18. Place of Prosecution and Trial

Rule 19. [Reserved]

Rule 20. Transfer for Plea and Sentence

Rule 21. Transfer for Trial

Title VI – Trial

Rule 23. Jury or Nonjury Trial

Rule 24. Trial Jurors

Rule 25. Judge’s Disability

Rule 26. Taking Testimony

Rule 26.1 Foreign Law Determination

Rule 26.2 Producing a Witness’s Statement

Rule 26.3 Mistrial

Rule 27. Proving an Official Record

Rule 28. Interpreters

Rule 29. Motion for a Judgment of Acquittal

Rule 29.1 Closing Argument

Rule 30. Jury Instructions

Rule 31. Jury Verdict

Title VII – Post-Conviction Procedures

Rule 32. Sentencing and Judgment

Rule 32.1 Revoking or Modifying Probation or Supervised Release

Rule 32.2 Criminal Forfeiture

Rule 33. New Trial

Rule 34. Arresting Judgment

Rule 35. Correcting or Reducing a Sentence

Rule 36. Clerical Error

Rule 37. Indicative Ruling on a Motion for Relief That Is Barred by a Pending Appeal

Rule 38. Staying a Sentence or a Disability

Rule 39. [Reserved]

Title VIII – Supplementary and Special Proceedings

Rule 40. Arrest for Failing to Appear in Another District or for Violating Conditions of Release Set in Another District

Rule 41. Search and Seizure

Rule 42. Criminal Contempt

Title IX – General Provisions

Rule 43. Defendant’s Presence

Rule 44. Right to and Appointment of Counsel

Rule 45. Computing and Extending Time

Rule 46. Release from Custody; Supervising Detention

Rule 47. Motions and Supporting Affidavits

Rule 48. Dismissal

Rule 49. Serving and Filing Papers

Rule 49.1 Privacy Protection For Filings Made with the Court

Rule 50. Prompt Disposition

Rule 51. Preserving Claimed Error

Rule 52. Harmless and Plain Error

Rule 53. Courtroom Photographing and Broadcasting Prohibited

Rule 54. [Transferred]

Rule 55. Records

Rule 56. When Court Is Open

Rule 57. District Court Rules

Rule 58. Petty Offenses and Other Misdemeanors

Rule 59. Matters Before a Magistrate Judge

Rule 60. Victim’s Rights

Rule 61. Title


Attorneys, paralegals, law enforcement, court clerks, prosecutors, defendants, judges, and others involved with the U.S. Court system in relation to criminal cases may be interested in this booklet.  Additionally, students pursuing criminal justice, or law degrees may be interested in these rules as they may impact their career choice(s).  Law libraries and public libraries should have a copy of this volume available for their patrons.

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