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234 Pa. Code Rule 101. Purpose, Application, and Construction of Rules.

Rule 101. Purpose, Application, and Construction of Rules.

 (a)  Purpose. These rules are intended to provide for the just determination of every criminal proceeding.

 (b)  Application. These rules shall be applied to secure simplicity in procedure, fairness in administration, and the elimination of unjustifiable expense and delay.

 (c)  Construction. In the construction of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, the principles set forth in Pa.R.J.A. 104 to 115 shall be observed.


   These rules were adopted under the Act of July 11, 1957, P.L. 819, 17 P.S. §  2084 (Supp.), which was repealed by JARA, 42 P.S. §  20002(a), and replaced by 42 Pa.C.S. §  1722(a)(1).


   The provisions of this Rule 101 amended November 3, 2023, effective January 1, 2024, 53 Pa.B. 7160. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (390218).

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