Amended Criminal Rule of Procedure 571(a) Arraign-ment; AD 72-14
[44 Pa.B. 5564]
[Saturday, August 23, 2014]
Order of Court
And Now, this 11th day of August, 2014 at 12:00 p.m., Schuylkill County Criminal Rule of Procedure No. 571(a), Arraignment is amended for use in the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Twenty-First Judicial District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective thirty days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
The Clerk of Courts of Schuylkill County is Ordered and Directed to do the following:
1) File seven (7) certified copies of this Order and Rules with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts.
2) Forward two (2) certified copies of this Order and Rule and a CD-ROM containing the text of the local rules to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
3) Forward one (1) certified copy of this Order and Rules with the Pennsylvania Criminal Procedural Rules Committee.
4) Forward one (1) copy to the Schuylkill County Law Library for publication in the Schuylkill Legal Record.
5) Copies shall be kept continuously available for public inspection in the Office of the Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts and the Schuylkill County Law Library.
It is further Ordered that said rule as it existed prior to the amendment is hereby repealed and annulled on the effective date of said rule as amended, but no right acquired thereunder shall be disturbed.
By the Court
WILLIAM E. BALDWIN,
Rule 571. Arraignment.
(a) Every defendant who shall be held for Court by the Magisterial District Judge, at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing or at the time he waives his preliminary hearing, shall be furnished with a notice of arraignment form by the Magisterial District Judge. The form shall advise defendant of the time periods wherein he may commence discovery and file an omnibus pre-trial motion in Court. He shall further be given notice that he has the right to waive appearing for formal arraignment in the District Attorney's Office.
In the event he desires to waive formal arraignment, he and his attorney, if any, shall execute the form provided for that purpose by the Magisterial District Judge, and said form shall be returned to Court with the transcript of the case by the Magisterial District Judge. The date of arraignment will begin the running of the time for the exercise of defendant's pre-trial rights.
In the event the defendant does not waive his arraignment, the District Attorney, upon filing the information, shall give the defendant notice of arraignment by first class mail, addressed to defendant's last known address of record, arraignment to be held at the District Attorney's Office the following Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m.
At the time the District Attorney mails the arraignment notices, he shall give the Public Defender a list of those defendants who are scheduled for arraignment. The Public Defender shall assign one of his attorneys to meet with the District Attorney on the day of arraignment to represent those defendants who are not represented by counsel. Such representation shall be solely for the purpose of arraignment and shall not constitute an entry of appearance.
If a defendant fails to appear for arraignment, the Court, upon motion of the District Attorney, may issue a bench warrant for the defendant.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1775. Filed for public inspection August 22, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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