Rule 101. Purpose and Construction.
(A) These rules are intended to provide for the just determination of every criminal proceeding.
(B) These rules shall be construed to secure simplicity in procedure, fairness in administration, and the elimination of unjustifiable expense and delay.
(C) To the extent practicable, these rules shall be construed in consonance with the rules of statutory construction.
These rules were adopted under the Act of July 11, 1957, P. L. 819, 17 P. S. 2084 (Supp.), which was repealed by JARA, 42 P. S. § 20002(a), and replaced by 42 Pa.C.S. § 1722(a)(1).
Rule 2 adopted June 30, 1964, effective January 1, 1965; renumbered Rule 101 and amended March 1, 2000, effective April 1, 2001.
Committee Explanatory Reports:
Final Report explaining the March 1, 2000 reorganization and renumbering of the rules published with the Courts Order at 30 Pa.B. 1478 (March 18, 2000).
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