Summary Appeals

Cases involving the appeal of a summary conviction from the magisterial district judge, such as a traffic violation are scheduled one or two days each month.

Supreme Court Rules of Criminal Procedure and Westmoreland County Local Rules of Criminal Procedure govern criminal court procedures. (Obtain a subscription to the Westmoreland County Criminal Court Rules by contacting the Westmoreland County Bar Association, or visiting the Westmoreland County Law Library page.)

Continuance of any scheduled court event must be presented to the assigned judge for approval. The court administrator’s office cannot continue any court event without a court order.