In Pennsylvania, a summary offense is not technically labeled a crime. And although it is a minor offense, in some instances, being convicted of a summary offense can lead to mandatory imprisonment, license suspensions, and black marks on your record.
Penalties for a summary offense can include:
- Up to 90 days in jail
- Up to $300 in fines, or more if a mandatory sentence is involved
As evidenced above, although summary offenses are usually not considered serious, it is helpful to have an attorney by your side, especially some traffic matters. If you are charged with a summary offense that involves a mandatory sentence or loss of your driver’s license, it is critical to retain the services of an attorney.
NEVER PAY MORE THAN $500 FOR REPRESENTATION AT A SUMMARY PROCEEDING
The Pittsburgh Criminal Law Group handles:
- DISORDERLY CONDUCT
- UNDERAGE DRINKING
- PUBLIC INTOXICATION
- DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION
- RECKLESS DRIVING
- OVERTAKING A SCHOOL BUS
- ANY SUMMARY OFFENSE