In cases involving either multiple offenses or multiple defendants, the Commonwealth may move to try all the offenses or co-defendants together in one trial.  In order to consolidate all the offenses or co-defendants into one trial, the Commonwealth must file written notice of its intention at or before the defendant’s arraignment.  

If the Commonwealth fails to give notice as required under this section, it must file an omnibus pre-trial motion and make a formal request to join.  In either case, the defense may oppose the motion to consolidate.  

If you are charged in a case involving multiple charges or multiple defendants contact the experienced and aggressive attorneys at the Kelly Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss your case as well as any possible issues with joinder or any other rule of Criminal Procedure.