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Court Arraignment Notice - Pennsylvania
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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA CRIMINAL COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA vs. ________________________________________________ (Defendant) ) ) ) ) ) ) NO: NOTICE TO DEFENDANT REGARDING THE TIME PERIOD WITHIN WHICH TO COMMENCE DISCOVERY AND FILE AND SERVE PRETRIAL MOTIONS A. BILL OF PARTICULARS 1. You are advised that under Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 304 you may request a bill of particulars from the attorney for the Commonwealth within seven days following arraignment. If the Commonwealth fails or refuses to furnish a bill of particulars upon request, you may make written motion for relief to the court within seven days after such failure or refusal. B. DISCOVERY 1. You are hereby advised that under Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 305 you may request certain information about your case prior to trial from the Commonwealth. This process is called Discovery. If you wish to have discovery it must first be started informally by a good faith effort to resolve all questions of discovery and to provide information required to requested under the rules as to which there is no dispute. When there are items requested by you which the Commonwealth has refused to disclose, you must commence discovery under Rule 305 by making a motion to the Court within 14 DAYS, AFTER YOUR ARRAIGNMENT, unless the time for filing is extended by the Court. C. PRETRIAL MOTION FOR RELIEF 1. You are further advised that under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure 306 and 307 all pretrial motions for relief shall be in writing and, unless otherwise required in the interest of justice, shall be presented in one pretrial motion. This means all pretrial requests for relief must ordinarily be filed at one time in one motion. Except as otherwise provided in the rules, the pretrial motion for relief shall be filed and served within 30 DAYS AFTER ARRAIGNMENT, unless opportunity therefor did not exist, or you or your attorney were not aware of the grounds for the motions, or unless the time for filing has been extended by the Court for cause shown. D. E. YOUR ARRAIGNMENT DATE FOR PURPOSES OF COMPUTING TIME PERIODS MENTIONED IN PARAGRAPHS A., B. AND C. ABOVE IS . YOUR FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE RULES REGARDING THE TIME IN WHICH TO COMMENCE DISCOVERY AND TO FILE AND SERVE A PRETRIAL MOTION FOR RELIEF CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE RULES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS NOTICE, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ATTORNEY AT THE PRESENT TIME AND CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY AND DESIRE REPRESENTATION, CONTACT THE PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE, (724) 830-3535, IMMEDIATELY TO MAKE APPLICATION FOR REPRESENTATION BY THAT OFFICE. YOU MUST GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE CLERK OF COURTS OF ANY CHANGE OF ADDRESS. F. G. H. ARRM.REV 5-17-99 2001 © American LegalNet, Inc. IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA CRIMINAL DIVISION COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA VS. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) NO. ___________________ NOTICE TO DEFENDANT This is your official Court Arraignment. A plea of not guilty will be entered for you and your right to a jury trial preserved with the understanding that this may be changed by you at a later date. Please read all the enclosed materials carefully. The enclosures include a copy of the information or charges filed against you and a notice regarding the time period within which to commence discovery and file and serve pretrial motions. If you have any questions regarding this notice, you should contact your attorney immediately. CLERK OF COURT - WHITE ARRM2.REV 5-17-99 DEFENDANT - YELLOW COURT ADMINISTRATOR - PINK 2001 © American LegalNet, Inc.