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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-2284



Local Rule 117.1; No. 169-2006-Misc. Criminal

[38 Pa.B. 6901]
[Saturday, December 20, 2008]


   And Now, to wit, this 1st day of December, 2006, Wayne County Local Rule 117.1 is Hereby Adopted. In accordance with Pa.R.J.A. 103(c), this Order and the following Rule shall be effective 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The Court Administrator of Wayne County is Ordered and Directed to submit seven (7) certified copies of this Order and the following Rule to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, two (2) certified copies and one (1) diskette, to be distributed to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, one (1) certified copy to the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, one (1) certified copy to the Wayne County Law Library and keep continuously available for public inspection and copying, one (1) copy in the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Wayne County.

By the Court

President Judge

Local Rule 117.1

   (A)  Magisterial District Judges--Coverage

   All Magisterial District Judge Offices shall be open for regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for county holidays. A Magisterial District Judge shall be available twenty-four hours per day, every day to provide continuous coverage pursuant to a schedule of specified times for after-hours coverage, approved by the Court, when the ''on duty'' issuing authority will be available to conduct business. Any addition or amendments to the schedule shall be requested in writing, on forms prescribed by the Court.

   (B)  Officials Designated to Accept Bail

   In addition to those persons who are authorized by statute or the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure to admit an arrestee to bail, the Warden or the Wayne County Prison or the designee of the Warden shall have the authority to do the same in accordance with and subject to the limitations of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.

   During regular business hours, payment of Bail shall be posted at the appropriate Magisterial District Judge's Office or at the Clerk of Court's Office. Monetary bail and surety bonds may be posted outside of regularly scheduled work hours at the Wayne County Prison. The Warden or his designee is authorized to accept such bail and to witness a defendant's signature on the bail bond at any time, The defendant and surety shall be given a copy of the bail bond, The Warden shall then forward the appropriate bail information and any money posted to the Clerk of Courts office on the next business day.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-2284. Filed for public inspection December 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]


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