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Rule 101A*(1); 77 MM 1992. Approval of Police Complaints and Arrest Warrant Affidavits by Attorney for the Commonwealth-Local Options.

The District Attorney of Bucks County having filed a certification pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 101A, criminal complaints and arrest warrant affidavits by police officer, as defined in the Rules of Criminal Procedure, in the following classes of offenses:

Criminal Homicide, 18 Pa.C.S. §2501
Murder, 18 Pa.C.S. §2502
Voluntary Manslaughter, 18 Pa.C.S. §2503
Involuntary Manslaughter, 18 Pa.C.S. §2504
Rape, 18 Pa.C.S. §2504
Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, 18 Pa.C.S. §3123
Commercial Bribery, 18 Pa.C.S. §4108
Bribery in Official and Political Matters, 18 Pa.C.S. §4701
Threats and Other Improper Influence in Official and Political Matters,
18 Pa.C.S. §4702
Retaliation for Past Official Action, 18 Pa.C.S. §4703
Perjury, 18 Pa.C.S. §4902
Interception, Disclosure or Use of Wire or Oral Communications, 18 Pa.C.S. §5703
Possession, Sale, Distribution, Manufacture or Advertisement of Intercepting Devices, 18 Pa.C.S. §5705
Homicide by Vehicle, 75 Pa.C.S. §3732
Election Code Violations, 25 Pa.C.S. (all offenses)
Criminal Attempt (to commit any of the above-noted offenses), 18 Pa.C.S. §901
Criminal Solicitation (to commit any of the above-noted offenses), 18 Pa.C.S. §902
Criminal Solicitation (to commit any of the above-noted offenses), 18 Pa.C.S. §903

shall not hereafter be accepted by any judicial officer unless the complaint and affidavit has the approval of an attorney for the Commonwealth prior to filing.

If an attorney for the Commonwealth disapproves a police complaint, arrest warrant affidavit, or both, the attorney shall furnish to the police officer who prepared the complaint, affidavit, or both a written notice of the disapproval, in substantially the following form, and the attorney shall maintain a record of the written notice.

 

D.A. File Number

_______________

 

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

 

BUCKS COUNTY

 

NOTICE AND RECORD OF DISAPPROVAL

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

:

Complaint/Affidavit/Application of :

v.

:

__________________________

__________________________

:

Charge_____________________

__________________________

:

Police Number _______________

__________________________

:

Police Department____________

Occurrence Date

____________

Time

_____________

Location

______________

SUMMARY OF FACTS AND PROBABLE CAUSE

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

PCIC/NCIC check reveals no outstanding warrants.

Date:

______________________

Sources of Information

________________________

REASON(S) FOR DISAPPROVAL
(Please check appropriate reason)

___ IC =

 

Insufficient Corroboration

 

____LJ =

 

Lacks Jurisdiction

___ IE =

 

Insufficient Evidence

 

____LP =

 

Lacks Prosecutorial Merit

___ II =

 

Identification Inconclusive

 

____UW =

 

Unavailable or
Uncooperative Witness

___ IJ =

 

Interest of Justice

 

____UV =

 

Unavailable or
Uncooperative Victim

___ IS =

 

Inadmissible Evidence

 

____WC =

 

Witness
Credibility/Contradicted

___ IP =

 

Insufficient Probable Cause

 

____ID =

 

Inadequate Description of
Person, Premises, or Property

___ NS =

 

Insufficient Cause for
Nighttime Search

 

 

 

 

Other:

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Disapproved by:

 

__________________

 

Date:

_______________________

Attorney for Commonwealth

 

No defendant shall have the right to relief based solely upon a violation of this Rule.

 

BY THE COURT

 

R. BARRY MCANDREWS

 

President Judge

 

No defendant shall have the right to relief based solely upon a violation of this rule.