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Idaho Misdemeanor Criminal Rule 1. Application and Designation of Rules.

These rules shall govern the procedure in the magistrates division of the district courts of the state of Idaho in all misdemeanor criminal proceedings which are triable by the magistrates division whether brought before the court by an Idaho Uniform Citation or a sworn complaint. Provided, the general IdahoCriminal Rules shall apply to the processing of misdemeanor complaints and citations to the extent they are not in conflict with these specific rules regarding the processing of misdemeanor charges. These rules shall be denominated as the Misdemeanor Criminal Rules, (M.C.R.). 


(Adopted December 27, 1979, effective July 1, 1980; amended March 24, 1982, effective July 1, 1982; amended April 18, 1983, effective July 1, 1983; amended April 3, 1984, effective March 1, 1984; amended June 15, 1987, effective November 1, 1987.)


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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Jim Jones
Justice Daniel T. Eismann
Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

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



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