Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 1.64 – Assignment of criminal cases.

Rule 1.64. Assignment of criminal cases.

  • (a) Each criminal case must be randomly assigned to the criminal trial judge aligned with that department of justice court which initiated the case, in accordance with the track and team system. This rule does not apply to misdemeanor appeals.

    (b) When an indictment is filed against a defendant who had the same case pending against him or her filed by complaint in justice court, the indictment must be assigned directly to the trial judge to whom the complaint had originally been tracked.

    [As amended; effective December 10, 2009.]