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234 Pa. Code Rule 420. Filing of Complaint.

PART C. Procedures in Summary Cases When Complaint Filed

Rule 420. Filing of Complaint.

 When the affiant is not a law enforcement officer, the affiant shall institute a criminal proceeding in a summary case by filing a complaint with the proper issuing authority.


   With regard to the ‘‘proper’’ issuing authority as used in these rules, see Rule 130.

   Complaints filed pursuant to this rule are public records. However, in addition to restrictions placed by law and rule on the disclosure of confidential information, the filings required by this rule are subject to the Case Records Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania and may require further precautions, such as placing certain types of information in a ‘‘Confidential Information Form’’. See Rule 113.1.


   The provisions of this Rule 420 amended June 1, 2018, effective July 1, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 3575; amended December 1, 2021, effective January 2022, 51 Pa.B. 7622. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (392750).

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