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    I am looking for a list of what is a summary offense in PA.

    need it for a test.

    thanks

  • #2
    disorderly conduct
    obstructing the highway
    retail theft (under $150 and first offense)
    harassment
    criminal mischief
    open lewdness
    defiant trespassing
    underage drinking
    dog laws
    theft of services ($50 or less)
    nails or other hard substances on utility poles
    shopping carts
    unauthorized sale or transfer of tickets

    Here is one question on the test you might get. Only the state police can use radar to enforce speeding.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PPDSWD

      Here is one question on the test you might get. Only the state police can use radar to enforce speeding.
      PPDSWD - Wow! Any idea of what brought that around?

      MS
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      • #4
        There is a list of things that the PA State police can do that municipal police are not permitted to do.

        Only the state police can issue an amber alert.

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        • #5
          A summary offense is any offense that is punishable by a fine of up to $300 and/or 90 days (max) in jail. That is the definition of a summary offense.

          As for the RADAR, PSP does NOT want local dept to use it and they lobby very heavily against any change in law that is brought up.
          Steve

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          • #6
            Originally posted by PPDSWD
            There is a list of things that the PA State police can do that municipal police are not permitted to do.

            Only the state police can issue an amber alert.
            PA State Police also have the authority to arrest, without warrant, anyone who violates a section of the Vehicle Code in their presence. Municipal Officers only have this power with out-of-state residents. Granted, this would only be exercised in extreme circumstances, but it is interresting to see the different powers that are given.
            "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

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            • #7
              As for the RADAR, PSP does NOT want local dept to use it and they lobby very heavily against any change in law that is brought up.[/QUOTE]

              That may have been true at one time, but the last two times that hearings were held by the legislature on the issue both members of the PSP command staff and the president of the PSTA (troopers union) testified on behalf of the proposed legislation. The problem lies with the legislators themselves and local politicians who don't trust other municipal government leaders to not pressure municipal police into using radar as a revenue tool.
              When Society makes war on its police, it better be prepared to make friends of its criminals.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PPDSWD
                disorderly conduct
                obstructing the highway
                retail theft (under $150 and first offense)
                harassment
                criminal mischief
                open lewdness
                defiant trespassing
                underage drinking
                dog laws
                theft of services ($50 or less)
                nails or other hard substances on utility poles
                shopping carts
                unauthorized sale or transfer of tickets

                Here is one question on the test you might get. Only the state police can use radar to enforce speeding.
                Sorry to second guess you but Open Lewdness last time I used it was an M-3. Criminal Mischief has a monetary grading, i.e. under $2000 is Summary {i think}
                All basic traffic violations are summary level offenses.
                I got nothing for now

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                • #9
                  Most fish and game law violations are also summaries.
                  The problem with trying to list summary violations is that there are too damn many of them. School code, violations of state park rules and regulations and probably a dozen or so codes that I'm not even aware of.
                  When Society makes war on its police, it better be prepared to make friends of its criminals.

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                  • #10
                    Your right Open Lewdness is an M3, the sheet of summary offenses that someone gave me is wrong I had to look this one up in the crimes code.

                    b) Grading.--Criminal mischief is a felony of the third degree if the actor intentionally causes pecuniary loss in excess of $5,000, or a substantial interruption or impairment of public communication, transportation, supply of water, gas or power, or other public service. It is a misdemeanor of the second degree if the actor intentionally causes pecuniary loss in excess of $1,000, or a misdemeanor of the third degree if he intentionally or recklessly causes pecuniary loss in excess of $500 or causes a loss in excess of $150 for a violation of subsection (a)(4). Otherwise criminal mischief is a summary offense.
                    Last edited by PPDSWD; 09-29-2006, 11:00 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Cruely to Animals, with the exception of certain acts.

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                      • #12
                        Hi guys, I graduated the academy back in 2001 and wasnt 21 yet so I got a job that payed great and ended up sticking with it. Now I just turned 30 and got the passion to become a police officer again, im going to to going to Harrisburg to take the refresher exam soon and ive been going through all my notes and Pa crimes codes and Vehicles codes. Can anyone please tell me what summary offenses and or misdemeanors are arrestable when not on sight?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Steve in PA View Post

                          As for the RADAR, PSP does NOT want local dept to use it and they lobby very heavily against any change in law that is brought up.
                          I'm throwing the BS card on that one. The State Police Commissioners for Governors Ridge and Rendel both testified FOR bills that would permit municipal officers to use RADAR. The State Police adopt the position of the Governor that they serve when testify for or against bills in the legislature
                          When Society makes war on its police, it better be prepared to make friends of its criminals.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PPDSWD View Post
                            There is a list of things that the PA State police can do that municipal police are not permitted to do.
                            Wow....In Iowa a cop is a cop. Nobody has "super powers"

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                            • #15
                              Last I knew Defiant Trespass could be a M3 or M1 as well...
                              (b) Defiant trespasser.--
                              (1) A person commits an offense if, knowing that he is
                              not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in
                              any place as to which notice against trespass is given by:
                              (i) actual communication to the actor;
                              (ii) posting in a manner prescribed by law or
                              reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders;
                              (iii) fencing or other enclosure manifestly designed
                              to exclude intruders;
                              (iv) notices posted in a manner prescribed by law or
                              reasonably likely to come to the person's attention at
                              each entrance of school grounds that visitors are
                              prohibited without authorization from a designated
                              school, center or program official; or
                              (v) an actual communication to the actor to leave
                              school grounds as communicated by a school, center or
                              program official, employee or agent or a law enforcement
                              officer.
                              (2) Except as provided in paragraph (1)(v), an offense
                              under this subsection constitutes a misdemeanor of the third
                              degree if the offender defies an order to leave personally
                              communicated to him by the owner of the premises or other
                              authorized person. An offense under paragraph (1)(v)
                              constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree. Otherwise it
                              is a summary offense

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