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§ 9952. Duties; entry of nolle prosequi

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 16 P.S. Counties

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 16 P.S. Counties (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Other Provisions Concerning Counties
Article XIII. District Attorneys (Refs & Annos)
16 P.S. § 9952
§ 9952. Duties; entry of nolle prosequi
The officer so elected shall sign all bills of indictment, and conduct in court all criminal and other prosecutions in the name of the Commonwealth, or when the State is a party, which arise in the county for which he is elected, and perform all the duties which now by law are to be performed by deputy attorney generals, and receive the same fees or emoluments of office: Provided, Said district attorney shall in no case whatever have authority to enter nolle prosequi in any criminal case, either before or after bill found, or to discharge a prisoner from custody, without first having obtained the approbation of the court in writing.

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1850, May 3, P.L. 654, § 1.
16 P.S. § 9952, PA ST 16 P.S. § 9952
Current through Act 11 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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