The Criminal Coding unit is responsible for processing non-traffic
citations issued in the City of Philadelphia. Through coding and
filing, quality control is conducted. All case information and
scheduling for summary citations are directed through this unit. Summary cases include but are not limited to: retail theft, underage drinking and disorderly conduct. The unit continuously assists various members of the criminal justice system and the public with caseflow information. In submitting data, compliance to the City and State Summary laws, rules and procedures are adhered to.
Most summary cases are listed daily into a status courtroom.
Defendants are presented with options by a Trial Commissioner at which
time they may plead not guilty, guilty, or attend an alternative
diversion program. If a defendant opts to plead not guilty, these
cases are listed for trial before a Municipal Court Judge.
The supervisor of this unit maintains data on special programs such as
night court, community service completion and other "quality of life"
crimes. Interactions occur daily with all members of the criminal
Joanne Weglicki - Supervisor
The Stout Center for Criminal Justice
1301 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215 683-7287