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Summary Appeals

The process of litigating citations in Pennsylvania begins at the magisterial district judge level of court. Citations are filed for traffic violations and other matters such as underage drinking, disorder conduct and harassment. Often times accused persons go unrepresented at the district judge level of court. An accused person may believe the outcome of his or her case is unfair or unjust.

Under these circumstances, a person has the right to appeal to the Common Pleas level of court. Miller Lyden attorneys can assist you with the process of summary appeals of all matters, including traffic violations, driving under a suspended license, and any minor criminal offenses resulting in the filing of a summary criminal citation against you. Strict deadlines apply to the filing of summary appeals. Contact our office as soon as possible to allow us the best opportunity to assist you.