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234 Pa. Code Rule 244. Venue.

Rule 244. Venue.

 Any presentment by a statewide or regional investigating grand jury shall be returned to the supervising judge who shall, by order, designate the county for filing the presentment and for further proceedings.


   Although venue ordinarily lies in a county where the offense is alleged to have occurred, there are several variations on this principle. See Commonwealth v. Simeone, 294 A.2d 921 (Pa. Super. 1972); Commonwealth v. Marino, 245 A.2d 868 (Pa. Super. 1968); aff’d., 253 A.2d 911, cert. denied, 395 U. S. 983 (1969).

   Official Note

   Rule 274 adopted July 1, 1980, effective August 1, 1980; renumbered Rule 244 and Comment revised 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 Court’s Order at 30 Pa.B. 1478 (March 18, 2000).

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