2010 Pennsylvania Code
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5917 - Notes of evidence at former trial.

     § 5917.  Notes of evidence at former trial.
        Whenever any person has been examined as a witness, either
     for the Commonwealth or for the defense, in any criminal
     proceeding conducted in or before a court of record, and the
     defendant has been present and has had an opportunity to examine
     or cross-examine, if such witness afterwards dies, or is out of
     the jurisdiction so that he cannot be effectively served with a
     subpoena, or if he cannot be found, or if he becomes incompetent
     to testify for any legally sufficient reason properly proven,
     notes of his examination shall be competent evidence upon a
     subsequent trial of the same criminal issue. For the purpose of
     contradicting a witness the testimony given by him in another or
     in a former proceeding may be orally proved.

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