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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. PARRIS JACKSON A/K/A TERRANCE BERRY (05/29/81)

SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


filed: May 29, 1981.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, APPELLANT
v.
PARRIS JACKSON A/K/A TERRANCE BERRY

No. 2230 Philadelphia, 1980, Appeal from the Order in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Trial Division, Criminal Section, at Nos. 764-765, March Session, 1980.

COUNSEL

Jane Cutler Greenspan, Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia, for Commonwealth, appellant.

Karl Baker, Assistant Public Defender, Philadelphia, for appellee.

Price, Montemuro and Van der Voort, JJ.

Author: Price

[ 287 Pa. Super. Page 431]

This is a Commonwealth appeal from an order granting the appellee's petition to dismiss pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 1100. We reverse and remand for trial.

In Commonwealth v. Bell, 245 Pa. Super. 164, 369 A.2d 345 (1976), aff'd 481 Pa. 229, 392 A.2d 691 (1978), we held that Pa.R.Crim.P. 1100 does not apply to juvenile proceedings and attaches only when a juvenile case is transferred to adult court. Recently, we have reaffirmed that position and additionally rejected a Due Process and Equal Protection attack on that holding. Commonwealth v. Sadler, Pa. Super. (filed April 3, 1981); Commonwealth v. Mitchell, 283 Pa. Super. 455, 424 A.2d 897 (1981).

Accordingly the order of September 10, 1980 is reversed and the case remanded for trial.

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