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237 Pa. Code Rule 105. Search Warrants.

Rule 105. Search Warrants.

 The Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules 200 through 211 and Rule 212(B), shall apply to search warrants in juvenile delinquency matters.


   Search warrants for juvenile cases are not available for public inspection. The search warrant is to be treated as a juvenile record and the provisions of Rule 160(A) apply. Once a search warrant is executed, it is filed with the Court of Common Pleas and becomes a part of the official court record. Also, information contained in the affidavit of probable cause attached to the search warrant is a part of law enforcement records, which is also confidential. See 42 Pa.C.S. § §  6307 & 6308 and Rule 160.

   Committee Explanatory Reports:

   Final Report explaining the provisions of Rule 105 published with the Court’s Order at 35 Pa.B. 2214 (April 16, 2005).

   Final Report explaining the amendments to Rule 1608 published with the Court’s Order at 46 Pa.B. 5533 (August 27, 2016).


   The provisions of this Rule 105 amended August 11, 2016, effective October 1, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 5533. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (373796).

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