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Summary Offenses

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Although a summary offense is not as serious as a misdemeanor or a felony, you can still receive fines and up to 90-days in jail.  Whether you’ve been charged with disorderly conduct  or underage drinking to public intoxication or criminal mischief, Attorney William R. Bickerton has the experience to resolve your summary citation effectively.  Most summary charges are resolved at the preliminary hearing.  This makes it very important to have the help of a qualified lawyer as early as possible.  If you have been charged with a summary offense, call (412) 596-8124 for a consultation.

Bickerton Law is located 15 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh with an office in the North Hills.

Common Summary Offenses in Pennsylvania

  • Disorderly Conduct (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 5503)
  • Criminal Mischief (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 3304)
  • Public Intoxication (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 5505)
  • Harassment (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 2709)
  • Defiant Trespass (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 3503)
  • Obstructing Highways (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 5507)
  • Retail Theft for a first offense and the value of the merchandise is less than $150 (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 3929)
  • Retention of Library Property after Notice to Return (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 6708)
  • Illegal Use of a Shopping or Laundry Cart (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 6712)
  • Underage Drinking (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 6308)
  • Theft of Services (when the value is less than $50) (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 3926)
  • Opening Fire Hydrants (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 3306)