All preliminary arraignments for criminal cases that occur within the City of Pittsburgh and certain types of cases that occur within the Allegheny County limits are held in the Arraignment Court of the PMC Building. This court operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays.
Jurisdiction of Arraignment Court includes the following:
- Filing of criminal complaints
- Search/arrest warrants
- Setting/collection of bail
- Emergency Protection from Abuse matters
- Marriage ceremonies