Rule 100. Criminal and quasi-criminal
(a) Issuance of warrant or summons. In criminal or quasi-criminal causes,
if it appears upon the complaint that there is probable cause to believe that
an offense has been committed and that defendant has committed it, a warrant or
summons shall issue to the marshal, or to a police officer or other person
designated by the court.
(b) Form of warrant. The warrant shall be signed by the judge or, if
authorized by him, attested in his name and signed by the clerk or deputy clerk
of the court, and shall contain the name of the defendant or, if his name is
unknown, any name or description by which he can be identified with reasonable
certainty, and shall describe the offense charged in the complaint. It shall
command that the defendant be arrested and brought before the court issuing the
(c) Form of summons. In criminal or quasi-criminal causes, the summons
shall be in the same form as the warrant, except that it shall summon the
defendant to appear before the court at a stated time and place.
(d) Execution or service: return. In criminal or quasi-criminal causes,
the provisions of Rule 123 shall apply.--Amended May 27, 1965.
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