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Table of Contents - Local Rules of Criminal Practice and Procedure


1 Authority; scope; construction
1.1 Authority
1.2 Short title
1.3 Amendments
1.4 Applicability
1.5 Scope
1.6 Construction


6.1 Grand juries


10.1 Arraignment
11 Guilty pleas
11.1 Taking of guilty pleas in felony prosecutions; consent to magistrate judge
11.2 Judicial preference
12 Motion practice
12.1 Briefs
12.2 Supporting documents
12.3 Modification of limits
12.4 Attempt to obtain concurrence
12.5 Motion for expedited consideration
12.6 Unavailability of district judge
17.1 Service of subpoenas


18.1 Assignment of cases


23 Trial date
23.1 Scheduling
23.2 Judicial preference
24.1 Confidentiality of juror information


32 Sentencing
32.1 Notice
32.2 Presentence report
(a) Initial interview
(b) Disclosure of presentence report
(c) Time of disclosure
(d) Objections to presentence report
(e) Non-judicial resolution of objections
(f) Submission of presentence report
(g) Motions for departure or variance; sentencing memoranda
(h) Judicial resolution of objections
(i) Late objections
(j) Expedited procedures
(k) Limitations on disclosure
(l) Relationship to Fed R. Crim. P. 32
(m) Release of presentence report to other officers
32.1.1 Actions against persons on probation or supervised release


44.1 Motion for appointment
47 Motions
47.1 Dispositive motions
(a) Definition
(b) Briefs
(c) Briefing schedule
(d) Oral argument
47.2 Nondispositive motions
(a) Definition
(b) Briefs
(c) Briefing schedule
(d) Oral argument
47.3 Motions for reconsideration
(a) Grounds
(b) Response to motions for reconsideration
49 Form of pleadings and other papers; filing requirements
49.1 Place of filing
49.2 Paper size and format
49.3 Binding
49.4 Date and contact information
49.5 Number of copies
49.6 Proof of service
49.7 Ex parte submissions
(a) Filing of ex parte submissions
(b) Access to ex parte filings
(c) Filings by the court
(d) Sealed cases
49.8 Filing documents under seal
(a) Requests to seal
(b) Access to sealed documents
(c) Service of sealed documents
(d) Death penalty and other complex litigation
49.9 Rejection of filings
49.10 Filing and service by electronic means
(a) General information; definitions
(b) Mandatory registration; resources
(c) Charging documents
(d) Electronic filing
(e) Signature
(f) Proposed pleadings
(g) Proposed orders
(h) Service of electronically filed documents
(i) Court orders, judgments, writs and other process
(j) Access to electronically stored documents
(k) Facsimile transmissions
49.11 Referencing the court record
50.1 Prompt disposition of criminal cases
56 District courts and clerks; issuance of process
56.1 Time and place of holding court
56.2 Clerk’s office
56.3 Issuance of process
56.4 Assignment of cases to judges
(a) New criminal cases
(b) Exceptions
(c) Miscellaneous docket
(d) Effect
(e) Duty of parties
56.5 Reassignment of cases
(a) Reassignment to promote judicial economy
(b) Reassignment of cognate cases
56.6 Criminal matters in the Northern Division
57 Magistrate judges; miscellaneous
57.1 Magistrate judges
(a) Determination of nondispositive pretrial matters 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A)
(b) Recommendations regarding case dispositive motions 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B)
(c) Other duties
(d) Appeal from judgments in misdemeanor cases 18 U.S.C. § 3402
(e) Appeals from other orders of a magistrate judge
(f) Nondispositive jurisdiction and duties authorized
57.2 Miscellaneous
(a) Probation office
(b) Bonds and sureties
(c) Other matters
(d) Writs of habeas corpus
(e) Payment to court reporters and transcribers
58 Misdemeanors; petty offenses and collateral forfeitures
58.1 Disposition of misdemeanor cases - 18 U.S.C. § 3401
58.2 Petty offenses and collateral forfeitures
(a) Posting collateral in lieu of appearance
(b) Failure to post and forfeit collateral
(c) Aggravated offenses
(d) Appearance required