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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-1963



Proposed Rule of Criminal Procedure

[36 Pa.B. 6092]
[Saturday, October 7, 2006]

Local Rule 117.  Coverage: Issuing Warrants; Preliminary Arraignments and Summary Trials; and Setting and Accepting Bail.

   (1)  All Magisterial District Judge Offices shall be open for regular business on Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., prevailing time.

   (2)  Continuous coverage for the issuance of search warrants and arrest warrants, for warrants issued pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 430 in a summary case, for theissuance of emergency orders under the Protection from Abuse Act, and for those services set forth in Pa.R.Crim.P. 117(A)(2)(a), (b), (c) and (d) (e.g., for the holding of preliminary arraignments and summary trials, and for the setting and accepting of bail and collateral) shall be in accordance with the traditional on-call system as presently established. The President Judge shall establish the schedule of assignment of Magisterial District Judges to on-call duty.

   (3)  Magisterial District Judges, the Clerk of Courts and the Warden, or in his absence his designee in charge of the Mifflin County Correctional Facility, shall be authorized to accept bail in accordance with the provisions, and subject to the limitations, of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-1963. Filed for public inspection October 6, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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