A. The purpose of these rules of practice for criminal cases (“Criminal Rules”) is to provide the
fairest and most expeditious administration of criminal justice possible within the
requirements of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure and the provisions of the Ohio
Revised Code, the Ohio Constitution and the United States Constitution.
B. The rules of practice and procedure of the Court set forth in Mont. Co. C.P.R. 1.01 et. seq.
and the rules of practice and procedure for civil cases set forth in Mont. Co. C.P.R. 2.01 et.
seq. apply to all criminal proceedings, except where clearly inapplicable.
C. The Criminal Rules shall be constructed and applied to eliminate delay, unnecessary
expense, and all other impediments to a just determination of criminal cases. The
disclosure and discovery requirements placed upon both the prosecution and the defense
by the Criminal Rules are intended to fully implement Crim. R. 16 and the requirements of
Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963).