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234 Pa. Code Rule 643. View by Jury.

Rule 643. View by Jury.

 (A)  The trial judge may in the judge’s discretion order a view by the jury.

 (B)  The trial judge, the attorney for the Commonwealth, the defendant and defendant’s attorney shall be present at the view, except as provided in Rule 602.


   This rule changes the present law in Pennsylvania requiring the presence of the defendant at a view by the jury. See Commonwealth v. Darcy, 66 A.2d 663 (Pa. 1949), Commonwealth v. Sallade, 97 A.2d 528 (Pa. 1953).

   Official Note

   Rule 1112 adopted January 24, 1968, effective August 1, 1968; renumbered Rule 643 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 Court’s Order at 30 Pa.B. 1477 (March 18, 2000).

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