Research guides

Federal Court Rules

Criminal Procedure

Online

Current Rules of Practice and Procedure United States Courts
Includes PDFs of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

2015 Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School & CALI eLangdell
Download as PDF file or eBook versions for iPad, Nook, or other non-Kindle devices. Ebook includes the complete rules as of December 1, 2014 (for the 2015 edition), all notes of the Advisory Committee following each rule, internal links to rules referenced within the rules, and external links to the LII website's version of the US Code.

Member Databases

United States Code Service - Court Rules: Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. A search for "United States Code Service" "Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure" will return the pertinent U.S.C.S. volumes.

Onsite Lexis & Westlaw

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Lexis
Available on the library's Lexis computers.
Rules are found in the USCS - Federal Rules Annotated file.
Historical court rules back to 1992 also available.

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Westlaw
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Historical court rules back to 1990 also available.

Research Tip

For instructions on finding historical court rules on Lexis and Westlaw, see the Historical US Code page of the United States Code guide.

In the U.S. Code

United States Code
The U.S. Code can be found in multiple places. For a full list please see the United States Code guide.

        • In the U.S.C. (GPO) and the U.S.C.A. (West), see the Appendix to Title 18 Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
        • In the U.S.C.S. (Lexis), see the Court Rules volumes located after Title 54. If accessing the U.S.C.S. via the LexisNexis Digital Library, a search for "United States Code Service" "Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure" will return the 4 pertinent U.S.C.S. volumes.