Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure- Simplified:

     The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure govern criminal proceedings in the U.S. District Courtsabbr. Fed. R. Crim. P.

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 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

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 55 – Records

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[1]: Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (2017):  https://www.federalrulesofcriminalprocedure.org/

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