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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-1747



Adoption of Local Criminal Rule 117; No. CP-14-MD-690-2006

[36 Pa.B. 5682]
[Saturday, September 9, 2006]


   And Now, this 21st day of August, 2006, pursuant to Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure 117 and 105, this Court hereby adopts Local Criminal Rule 117, as follows; the same to be given full force and effect once all provisions of Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 105(c), et seq., have been fully complied with.

By the Court

President Judge

Centre County Criminal Local Rule

Local Rule 117 Providing for Judicial Coverage for the Issuance of and Presiding Over Necessary Proceedings: Issuing Warrants, Preliminary Arraignments, Summary Trials, and Setting and Accepting Bail

   (a)  After normal business hours, coverage shall be provided by a Magisterial District Judge, assigned on a rotational schedule, who has county-wide jurisdiction and who operates between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Holidays and weekend coverage shall be provided by an assigned on-call Magisterial District Judge.

   (1)  In the event a Magisterial District Judge is needed for after-hours coverage for the issuance of a search or arrest warrant, a preliminary arraignment, a summary trial, a protection from abuse petition, or other emergency matters; the ''duty'' Magisterial District Justice will be contacted through the Centre County 911 Center.

   (2)  The ''duty'' Magisterial District may conduct essential hearing, such as a preliminary arraignment pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 516 & 519 (A)(1) and summary trials pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 430(A), 431 (b)(3), and 441(c), from any approved advanced communication technology site.

   (3)  It shall be at the discretion of the Magisterial District Judge presiding whether to conduct said essential hearing.

   (b)  Monetary bond may be posed after normal business hours for Magisterial District Judge Court or Common Pleas Court cases at the Centre County Correctional Facility by certified check or money order. Bail bond agents may continue to post bond at the Centre County Correctional Facility.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-1747. Filed for public inspection September 8, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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