2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 42 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5904 - Subpoena of witnesses.

     § 5904.  Subpoena of witnesses.
        (a)  Method of service.--In addition to any other method of
     service provided by law, a subpoena may be served upon a witness
     in a criminal proceeding by registered or certified mail, return
     receipt requested, or by first class mail.
        (b)  Proof of service.--A completed return receipt shall be
     prima facie evidence of service of the subpoena.
        (c)  Duration.--A subpoena shall remain in force until the
     termination of the criminal proceeding.
        (d)  Bench warrants.--Upon proof of service of a subpoena,
     the court may issue a bench warrant for any witness who fails to
     appear in response to a subpoena. However, such warrant cannot
     be issued if service has been by first class mail.
     (Nov. 26, 1978, P.L.1264, No.301, eff. imd.)

        1978 Amendment.  Act 301 added section 5904.

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