Administrative Order 91-8: Establishing a Procedure for the Handling of Defendants Arrested in Connection with Grand Jury Indictments in Canyon County

It is hereby ordered that the following procedure shall be followed in Canyon County with regard to any defendant arrested and kept in custody on an arrest warrant issued by reason of a grand jury indictment:

1. If previously sealed, the indictment on which the defendant has been arrested may be ordered unsealed by any lawyer magistrate before whom the accused is to be arraigned.

2. The defendant shall be brought before a magistrate at the next arraignment session for an "initial appearance" as provided for in Rule 5 of the Idaho Criminal Rules.

3. The magistrate shall advise the defendant:

  1. that he is not required to make a statement and that any statement made by him may be used against him.
  2. the charge or charges against him.
  3. his right to bail.
  4. his right to counsel as provided by law.
  5. that he has a right to communicate with his counsel or his immediate family and that reasonable means will be provided for him to do so.
  6. that he will be arraigned in District Court on the following Friday at 9:00 a.m.

Dated this 7th day of June, 1991.

Signed by Jim R. Doolittle, Administrative District Judge


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