FAQ - Calculating Time

Rules of Criminal Procedure 1.3. Computation of Time

In computing any period of time of more than 24 hours, prescribed by these rules, by order of court, or by an applicable statute, the day of the act or event from which the designated period of time begins to run is not to be included. The last day of the period so computed shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, in which case the period shall run until the end of the next day which is neither a Saturday, Sunday nor a legal holiday. When the period of time prescribed or allowed is less than 7 days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays shall be excluded in the computation. Whenever a party has the  right or is required to take some action within a prescribed period after service of a notice or other paper and the notice or paper is  served by a method authorized by Rule 5(c)(2)(C), (D) Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, 5 calendar days shall be added to the prescribed period. Mailing pursuant to Arizona Rule of Civil Procedure 5(c)(2)(C) includes every type of service except same day hand delivery.

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