04.07.2016

Chris’ Criminal Law Comments: Summary Cases Part 4

Attorney Chris Powell, Powell Law Scranton PABy Christopher T. Powell Jr., Esq.

Rule 423 is the Rule of Criminal Procedure that must be followed for entering a not guilty plea to a summary criminal complaint. The defendant, if he/she intends to plead not guilty, may appear before the issuing authority or Magisterial District Judge, also known as a Magistrate, and give some type of collateral for his/her appearance at trial. In many cases, if the defendant appears in person to answer the summary complaint, the Magistrate will not require a cash deposit. After accepting a not guilty plea, the Magistrate will set a date and hour for trial and notify the defendant.

Being charged with a crime can be scary and confusing. Trust Powell Law to guide you through every step of the criminal process. Contact us online or call (570) 961-0777.

Request a Free Consultation

Contact Us