TITLE 234



RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Editorial Note

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1.     SCOPE OF RULES, CONSTRUCTION AND DEFINITIONS, LOCAL RULES … 100   (View pdf)
2.     INVESTIGATIONS … 200   (View pdf)
3.     ACCELERATED REHABILITATIVE DISPOSITION (ARD) … 300   (View pdf)
4.     PROCEDURES IN SUMMARY CASES … 400   (View pdf)
5.     PRETRIAL PROCEDURES IN COURT CASES … 500   (View pdf)
6.     TRIAL PROCEDURES IN COURT CASES … 600   (View pdf)
7.     POST-TRIAL PROCEDURES IN COURT CASES … 700   (View pdf)
8.     SPECIAL RULES FOR CASES IN WHICH DEATH SENTENCE IS AUTHORIZED … 800   (View pdf)
9.     POST-CONVICTION COLLATERAL PROCEEDINGS … 900   (View pdf)
10.     RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE 
PHILADELPHIA MUNICIPAL COURT AND THE  PHILADELPHIA TRAFFIC COURT… 1000
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11.     ABOLITIONS AND SUSPENSIONS … 1100   (View pdf)

Source

   The provisions of this Title 234 reorganized and renumbered March 1, 2000, effective April 1, 2001, 30 Pa.B. 1477, unless otherwise noted.

Preface

   The following rules were rescinded during the renumbering and reorganization of the Rules of Criminal Procedure. The rule numbers and their Comment, Official Notes and Committee Explanatory Reports are printed here for history purposes. See 30 Pa.B. 1477, 1486 (March 18, 2000).

Rule 27. [Rescinded].



   Official Note

   Formerly Rule 143, adopted January 31, 1970, effective May 1, 1970; renumbered Rule 27 September 18, 1973, effective January 1, 1974; amended February 15, 1974, effective immediately; Comment revised March 22, 1989, effective July 1, 1989; amended June 19, 1996, effective July 1, 1996; rescinded March 1, 2000, effective April 1, 2001, and replaced by Rule 112.

   Committee Explanatory Reports:

   Final Report explaining the June 19, 1996 amendments published with the Court’s Order at 26 Pa.B. 3128 (July 6, 1996).

   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).

Rule 39. [Rescinded].



   Official Note

   Rule 39 adopted October 1, 1997, effective October 1, 1998; rescinded March 1, 2000, effective April 1, 2001, and replaced by Rule 1101.

   Committee Explanatory Reports:

   Final Report explaining the provisions of new Rule 39 published with the Court’s Order at 27 Pa.B. 5405 (October 18, 1997).

   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).

Rule 86. [Rescinded].



   Official Rule

   Rule 86 adopted July 12, 1985, effective January 1, 1986; revised September 23, 1985, effective January 1, 1986; January 1, 1986 effective dates extended to July 1, 1986; amended February 2, 1989, effective March 1, 1989; amended March 22, 1993, effective January 1, 1994; amended October 28, 1994, effective as to cases instituted on or after January 1, 1995; amended February 27, 1995, effective July 1, 1995; amended October 1, 1997, effective October 1, 1998; amended May 14, 1999, effective July 1, 1999; rescinded March 1, 2000 and paragraphs (A), (D), (E), (F), and (I) replaced by Rule 460, paragraphs (B) and (C) replaced by Rule 461, and paragraph (G) replaced by Rule 462, effective April 1, 2001.

   Committee Explanatory Reports:

   Final Report explaining the March 22, 1993 amendments published with the Court’s Order at 23 Pa.B. 1699 (April 10, 1993).

   Final Report explaining the October 28, 1994 amendments published with the Court’s Order at 24 Pa.B. 5843 (November 26, 1994).

   Final Report explaining the February 27, 1995 amendments published with the Court’s Order at 25 Pa.B. 935 (March 18, 1995).

   Final Report explaining the October 1, 1997 amendments published with the Court’s Order at 27 Pa.B. 5408 (October 18, 1997).

   Final Report explaining the May 14, 1999 amendments to paragraph (G) concerning the police officer’s presence published with the Court’s Order at 29 Pa.B. 2776 (May 29, 1999).

   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).

Rule 90. [Rescinded].



   Official Note

   Rule 90 adopted July 12, 1985, effective January 1, 1986; effective date extended to July 1, 1986; rescinded March 1, 2000 and replaced by Rule 109, 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).

Rule 150. [Rescinded].



   Official Note

   Previous paragraph (a) (Informal Defects) formerly Rule 114 and previous paragraph (b) (Substantive Defects) formerly Rule 115, both adopted June 30, 1964, effective January 1, 1965; suspended January 31, 1970, effective May 1, 1970; revised January 31, 1970, effective May 1, 1970; combined renumbered Rule 150, and amended September 18, 1973, effective January 1, 1974; amended April 8, 1982, effective July 1, 1983; Comment revised July 12, 1985, effective January 1, 1986; effective date extended to July 1, 1986; rescinded March 1, 2000 and replaced by Rule 109, 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).

Rule 159. [Rescinded].



   Official Note

   Rule 159 adopted September 18, 1973, effective January 1, 1974; amended January 28, 1983, effective July 1, 1983; amended February 1, 1989, effective July 1, 1989; amended April 10, 1989, effective July 1, 1989; amended January 31, 1991, effective July 1, 1991; rescinded March 1, 2000 and replaced by Rule 1101, effective April 1, 2001.

   Committee Explanatory Report:

   Report explaining the January 31, 1991 amendments published at 20 Pa.B. 4788 (September 15, 1990); Supplemental Report published at 21 Pa.B. 621 (February 16, 1991).

   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).

Rule 328. [Rescinded].



   Official Note

   Rule 328 adopted January 25, 1971, effective February 1, 1971; amended June 29, 1977 and November 22, 1977, effective as to cases in which the indictment or information is filed on or after January 1, 1978; Comment revised March 22, 1989, effective July 1, 1989; rescinded and replaced by new Rule 112 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).

Rule 340. [Rescinded].



   Official Note

   Rule 340 combined former Rules 321 and 322, which were the previous suspension rules. Adopted June 29, 1977, effective September 1, 1977; amended April 24, 1981, effective June 1, 1981; amended January 28, 1983, effective July 1, 1983; rescinded and replaced by Rule 1101 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).

Rule 1415. [Rescinded].



   Official Note

   Rule 1415 adopted July 23, 1973, effective 90 days hence; paragraph (g) added March 21, 1975, effective March 31, 1975; amended August 14, 1995, effective January 1, 1996; rescinded and replaced by Rule 1101 March 1, 2000, effective April 1, 2001.

   Committee Explanatory Reports:

   Final Report explaining the August 14, 1995 amendments published with the Court’s Order at 25 Pa.B. 3472 (August 26, 1995).

   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).

Rule 2020. [Rescinded].



   Official Note

   Rule adopted September 3, 1993, effective January 1, 1994; rescinded March 1, 2000, effective April 1, 2001, and replaced by Rule 1101.

   Committee Explanatory Reports:

   Report explaining the provisions of the new rule published at 21 Pa.B. 3681 (August 17, 1991).

   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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