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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-1996



Rule 117—Coverage: Issuing Warrants; Preliminary Arraignments and Summary Trials; and Setting and Accepting Bail; No. 2014-1

[44 Pa.B. 6094]
[Saturday, September 27, 2014]


And Now, this 3rd day of September, 2014; It Is Hereby Ordered that the previously-stated Washington County Local Criminal Rule be adopted as follows.

 These rules will become effective thirty days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

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

 (A)(1) Magisterial district judges shall provide continuous coverage for the issuance of search warrants (pursuant to Rule 203) and arrest warrants (pursuant to Rule 513).

 (A)(2) Magisterial district judges shall remain on-call during non-regular business hours for the issuance of emergency orders under the Protection From Abuse Act, and to provide the services set forth in 117(A)(2)(a)(b)(c) and (d), in accordance with the rotation schedule set forth by the District Court Administrator.

 (A)(3) Magisterial district judges shall be available during normal business hours for all other business, as set by the president judge.

 (B) The designated on-call magisterial district judge shall be available during weekdays at 11:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., and during weekends and holidays at 7:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 11:00 p.m., pursuant to Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 117(B).

 (C) Magisterial district judges, the clerk of courts and the warden of the appropriate Correctional family, or his designee, shall be authorized to accept bail in accordance with the provisions, and subject to the limitations, of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1996. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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