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§ 30. Commitment to be transferred to district attorney; his duties

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 P.S. Children

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 P.S. Children (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Care and Commitment of Minors in General (Refs & Annos)
11 P.S. § 30
§ 30. Commitment to be transferred to district attorney; his duties
It shall be the duty of any magistrate or justice of the peace,1 making a commitment as provided in the first and second sections of this act2 of a minor to any society, to transfer his commitment, together with the various matters annexed thereto as provided in the third section of this act,3 to the district attorney of the county in which said commitment shall be made, and it shall be the duty of the district attorney, when the same shall be placed in his hands, or as soon as it is possible thereafter, to place the said commitment, with the matters annexed, in the hands of a judge sitting at quarter sessions, who shall examine the same, and shall indorse thereon an order for the detention of the said minor by the said society, or if he shall be of the opinion that the said minor has been wrongfully committed, he shall indorse upon the commitment an order for the discharge of the said minor: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to interfere with the provisions of an act entitled “An act for the better securing of personal liberty and preventing unlawful imprisonment,” passed on February 18, 1785,4 commonly called the habeas corpus act.


1893, June 8, P.L. 399, No. 301, § 4.


Reference to “justice of the peace” deemed to be reference to a magisterial district judge, pursuant to 2004, Nov. 30, P.L. 1618, No. 207, § 28(1).
11 P.S. §§ 27, 28.
11 P.S. § 29.
Act 1785, Feb. 18, 2 Sm.L. 275, 12 P.S. §§ 1871, 1873, 1879-1891 (repealed); see 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 6501 et seq.
11 P.S. § 30, PA ST 11 P.S. § 30
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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