Filing fee for a summary appeal is $56.00 (plus $1.00 postage if Notice of Appeal mailed to defendant) the filing fee for the Appeal is NON-REFUNDABLE – payable to “Clerk of Courts”. If returning form by mail. Returnable to:
Mary Jo Depreta
Clerk of Courts
112 Mercer County Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137
A summary appeal must be filed within 30 days of the decision of the district justice.
Name and Address of Defendant: Is who the citation was written out for.
Date: Is the date the citation was issued.
Issuing Authority Docket No: Is the case number from the District Justice
Citation No: Is the number at the top of the citation.
Appeal From Sentence: Usually costs, fines & restitution – sometimes jail sentence.
Date of Sentence: Date you were sentenced before the District Justice.
Offense(s) Convicted Of: All charges assessed against you at the District Justice as shown on citation(s).
Name and Address of Affiant (Prosecutor): Is the Officer or Trooper who issued the Citation or
Complaint (please list name and Police Department and
Costs, Fine(s) or Restitution: Is the amount paid at the District Justice.
District Justice: Where the hearing took place, which is one of the following:
District 35-2-01 – Dennis M. Songer, 1217 Hall Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146
District 35-2-02 – Mary Odem, 425 Idaho Street, Farrell, PA 16121
District 35-3-01 – Daniel Davis, 123 W. Market Street, Mercer, PA 16137
District 35-3-02 – D. Neil McEwen, 574 Barkeyville Road, Grove City, PA 16127
District 35-3-03 – Brian Arthur, 14 North Race Street,, Suite 1, Greenville, PA 16125
If you are going to have an attorney represent you in this action, please have your attorney enter his/her appearance in the Clerk of Courts office.
The office of District Attorney schedules all summary appeal hearings as well as notifies defendant/attorney of hearing date. Therefore, should your address change from the date of filing the appeal through the hearing date, you should immediately notify the Office of the District Attorney at (724) 662-3800, ext. 2518, as well as the Clerk of Courts at ext. 2252. Notice of the hearing date should be approximately 10 days prior to your hearing. After the initial filing of the summary appeal, it could take up to 6 months for your case to be heard. You must be physically present at the hearing. That is, your attorney cannot handle the matter in Court in your absence or be heard via telephone.
NOTE FOR TRAFFIC (VEHICLE CODE VIOLATIONS):
The filing of a summary appeal does not delay the assessment of points against your driving record. This is the policy of the Department of Driver Licensing, not the Clerk of Courts. After the summary appeal hearing, the Department of Transportation will be notified of the outcome of the appeal.
If you feel your license may be suspended as a result of this summary offense and wish to comply with Act 1555, please advise this office at the time of filing the summary appeal. Remember, this “may” delay the suspension of your license, but it is at the discretion of the Department of Transportation. Cost is $9.00.