When most peole receive a citation for a summary offense, the first reaction is usually, "It's just a summary, it really can't hurt me that bad, right?" WRONG.
Summary offenses carry jail time and a $300 fine. Also, some summary offenses, such as underage drinking or fake id, can carry a license suspension and an increase in your insurance premiums.
Do yourself a favor: When charged with an offense, whether a felony, misdemeanor or summary offense, consult a criminal defense lawyer to learn the possible penalties before considering whether to plead guilty or fight the charge.
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