RULES OF COURT
|IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENTS TO CrR 4.6-DEPOSITIONS||)
Now, therefore, it is hereby
(a) That the amendments as shown below are adopted.
(b) That the amendments will be published in the Washington Reports and will become effective September 1, 2012.
DATED at Olympia, Washington this 7th day of June, 2012.
| Madsen, C.J.
| C. Johnson, J.
| Owens, J.
|| J. M. Johnson, J.
|| Wiggins, J.
| Fairhurst, J.
|| Gonzalez, J.
CRIMINAL RULES (CrR)
Rule 4.6 - Depositions
(a) When Taken.
Upon a showing The court may order a
deposition when (1) the court finds that a prospective witness
may be unable to attend or prevented from attending a trial or
hearing, (2) or if a witness refuses to discuss the case with
either counsel and that his the witness' testimony is material
and that it is necessary, or (3) there is good cause shown to
take his the deposition in order to prevent a failure of
justice. tThe court at any time after the filing of an
indictment or information arraignment, may upon motion of a
party and notice to the parties, order that his testimony be
taken by a deposition and require that any designated books,
papers, documents or tangible objects, not privileged, be
produced at the same time and place. A witness who is sought
to be deposed, or a party, may seek a protective order as
provided in the Civil Rules.
(b) - (e) [unchanged]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.