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Rule 6

During the trial on any complaint wherein the District Court Department has and does not decline final jurisdiction, no consideration of any probation department records or reports shall take place, until the termination of the trial. If the judge then finds the defendant not guilty the session clerk shall so announce and notify the defendant that he is discharged of the offense set forth in the complaint. If the judge indicates a finding of guilty or facts, sufficient to warrant such a finding, he shall only thereafter consider any probation department records or reports and instruct the session clerk to announce his decisions on adjudication, disposition or continuance, as the case may be.