A defendant who has been found guilty or who has pleaded guilty to a summary offense may file an appeal with the Court of Common Pleas. Summary Appeal Forms are available in the office of the Clerk of Court or click on the link below, complete and mail (5) copies.
See PA Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 460. You may find this information in any law library.
*Attorney's MUST file an Entry of Appearance Praecipe with your filing
A non-refundable fee of $48 is charged by the Clerk of Court for the filing of any summary appeal or petition for nunc pro tunc. This fee is in addition to any costs and fines which may be or may have been charged. If you require a certified copy for Penn Dot there is an additional $12.00 charge. The Clerk of Court office may only accept payment in the form of cash, check or money order.
You will incur additional costs (at least a $93.50 fee for non-traffic citations & at least a $101.50 fee for traffic citations.)*Please be aware that the judge does have the right to impose more court costs. As a result of the following Dispositions:
A. You are found guilty of the charge(s)
B. The Court dismisses your appeal
C. You withdraw your appeal after the hearing has commenced Print out form MAIL ORIGINAL PLUS (+) 4 (4) COPIES TO: Cumberland County Courthouse