CrR 3.2.1 - Procedure following warrantless arrest - preliminary appearanceComments for CrR 3.2.1 must be received no later than April 30, 2013.
GR 9 Cover Sheet
Submitted by the Superior Court Judges Association
Purpose: Depending on the jurisdiction, it may be highly inconvenient for a judicial officer to travel to a jail or courthouse for the purpose of making a 48-hour probable cause determination. Computer technology has progressed to the point that conducting such determinations by e-mail or fax is a readily available and reliable option.
It is submitted that CrR 3.2.1 should be amended to allow transmission of evidence and documentation concerning probable cause to the court by fax or e-mail. The rule should also provide that the court’s authorization may be sent by e-mail.
At this time, there is no request to amend the comparable rule for courts of limited jurisdiction.
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