§12-1403. Summary Procedure.


(1) Any person who has received a traffic violation notice in accordance with the provisions of this Title, shall have the option of paying the prescribed fine to the Traffic Court within eight days after receipt of such notice, by completing the space on the ticket whereby such person waives a hearing and acknowledges commission of the violations charged.[72]

(2) If such person fails to pay the fine within the prescribed period, as aforesaid, summary proceedings shall be initiated in the Traffic Court as follows:[73]

(a) An information charging the violation shall be lodged with the Traffic Court within fifteen days of the commission of the offense; within thirty days thereafter the Traffic Court shall send by certified mail to the person charged with the violation, at his address as shown on the records of the Department of Revenue of the Commonwealth, or shall cause to be served upon him personally by delivery at the said address, a notice in writing with a copy thereof, and a notice to appear on a date fixed within thirty days.

(b) An information charging the parking violation shall be lodged with the Traffic Court within fifteen days of the commission of the offense; within thirty days thereafter the Traffic Court shall send by first class mail to the person charged with the parking violation, at his address as shown on the records of the Department of Revenue of the Commonwealth, or shall cause to be served upon him personally by delivery at the said address, a notice in writing with a copy thereof, and a notice to appear on a date fixed within thirty days.

(c) If the person named in the information shall not appear within sixty days of the date set in said written notice, a warrant shall then be issued according to law for such person’s arrest. A hearing shall thereafter be had and disposition of such case be made in accordance with law.