2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 42 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5975 - Court order.

     § 5975.  Court order.
        (a)  General rule.--If at the hearing the court determines:
            (1)  that the witness may be material and necessary;
            (2)  that his attending and testifying are not adverse to
        the interests of this Commonwealth or to the health or legal
        rights of the witness;
            (3)  that the laws of the state in which he is requested
        to testify will give him protection from arrest and the
        service of civil and criminal process because of any act
        committed prior to his arrival in the state under the order;
        and
            (4)  that as a practical matter the possibility is
        negligible that the witness may be subject to arrest or to
        the service of civil or criminal process in any state through
        which he will be required to pass;
     the court shall issue an order as provided in subsection (b).
        (b)  Contents of order.--The order issued under subsection
     (a) shall have a copy of the certificate attached and shall
     contain language:
            (1)  directing the witness to attend and testify;
            (2)  directing the person having custody of the witness
        to produce him in the court where the criminal action is
        pending, or where the grand jury investigation is pending, at
        a time and place specified in the order; and
            (3)  prescribing such conditions as the court shall
        determine.

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