Pittsburgh Summary Appeals Lawyer
An opportunity to address your conviction of a summary offense
Once you receive a summary citation for
summary harassment or any other summary offense, you must
resist the urge to plead guilty to the summary citation just to get it
over with. Sure, once you plead guilty to a
summary offense and pay the fine, in your mind, the case is over. You didn't hire
a lawyer, you just mailed in your guilty plea, paid the fine and you'll
just wait five years and file for an
expungement of the offense.
However, in your haste to resolve the citation, you are unaware of the
collateral consequences of your guilty plea. For example, for
underage drinking citation,
reckless driving and
fake id, you will lose your driver's license for a period of time. Additionally, some
summary offenses will appear in a criminal background check. Now, after you have pled guilty
to the offense and avoided coming to court, you are now forced to explain
to your potential employer or the admission director for graduate school
that you were convicted of
public urination and
public intoxication after a night on the town
visiting Pittsburgh simply because you mailed in a guilty plea in order to avoid coming to Court.
Fortunately for you, the
Summary Appeals process gives you another opportunity to address your summary charge,
with a lawyer who fully understands summary offenses and how they may
impact your future.
The Summary Appeal Process
Once you plead guilty or have been found guilty of a summary offense, you
have thirty (30) days to file an appeal to have your case heard by a Common
Pleas Judge. Once you file your appeal, you will be given a notice with
the date for your summary appeals hearing. At this hearing, you have the
right and opportunity to present evidence, have your witnesses heard and
to be represented by counsel. These are your rights, use them and hire
an attorney who is experienced in the summary appeals process to answer
your questions, explain the consequences and to present a defense to the
charges lodged against you.
Contact our Firm for Aggressive Defense against Summary Offenses
Attorney Frank Walker is a member of the
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a
Member of the National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers. Attorney Walker has the experience to address your summary conviction
through the summary appeals process and present a zealous defense on your
behalf. Attorney Walker is well aware the collateral consequences of being
found guilty of a summary offense and fights vigorously to protect your record.
Contact Attorney Walker today at
412.315.7441 for a review of your case and discussion of your rights.