2010 Pennsylvania Code
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5964 - Witness from another state summoned to testify in this Commonwealth.

     § 5964.  Witness from another state summoned to testify in this
        (a)  General rule.--If a person in any state which by its
     laws has made provision for commanding persons within its
     borders to attend and testify in criminal prosecutions or grand
     jury investigations commenced or about to commence in this
     Commonwealth is a material witness in a prosecution pending in a
     court of record in this Commonwealth or in a grand jury
     investigation which has commenced or is about to commence, a
     judge of such court may issue a certificate under the seal of
     the court stating these facts and specifying the number of days
     the witness will be required. Said certificate may include a
     recommendation that the witness be taken into immediate custody
     and delivered to an officer of this Commonwealth to assure his
     attendance in this Commonwealth. This certificate shall be
     presented to a judge of a court of record in the county or
     parish in which the witness is found.
        (b)  Enforcement.--If the witness is summoned to attend and
     testify in this Commonwealth he shall be tendered the sum of ten
     cents a mile for each mile by the ordinary traveled route to and
     from the court where the prosecution or investigation is pending
     and $5 for each day that he is required to travel and attend as
     a witness, or the mileage and witness fees and expenses to which
     witnesses in the courts of this Commonwealth are entitled,
     whichever is greater. A witness who has appeared in accordance
     with the provisions of the summons shall not be required to
     remain within this Commonwealth a longer period of time than the
     period mentioned in the certificate unless otherwise ordered by
     the court. The court may admit the witness to bail by bond with
     or without surety and in such sum as it deems proper,
     conditioned for his appearance before it at a time specified in
     such bond. If such witness after coming into this Commonwealth
     fails without good cause to attend and testify as directed in
     the summons he shall be punished in the manner provided for the
     punishment of any witness who disobeys a summons issued from a
     court of record in this Commonwealth.

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