Was I convicted of a summary or a misdemeanor?


I was convicted of a something years ago and I want to know if it was a summary or a misdemeanor. How can I tell?

1. Some charges are only misdemeanors or summaries. In other words, the name of the charge itself dictates whether the charge is a misdemeanor or summary.

2. Other charges can be both misdemeanors or summaries, but those charges should have the code sections for which you were convicted. Those numbers can reveal the answer.

3. If you were convicted at the magistrate, it was only a summary. If you were convicted in the court of common pleas, it could be either.

If it was all summaries, you may be eligible for an expungement.

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