The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania

  • Coronavirus 2020

    Coronavirus Information

    The Pennsylvania Judiciary continues to monitor developments on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential impact on court operations. 

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  • Clean slate law 2019

    Wiping the slate clean

    Clean Slate is a new law in Pennsylvania designed to automatically seal certain criminal history information. The new law goes into effect June 28.

    Under the Law, criminal history information pertaining to eligible “non-violent” criminal and summary records and non-conviction records will be automatically shielded from public view.

    Pennsylvania is proud to be a national leader in these efforts.

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    Pa Courts Launches Android Version of PAeDocket – First State-level Mobile App for Finding Court Dockets

    Pennsylvania courts recently launched the Android version of PAeDocket – a free app that provides a quick and simple search of court cases or dockets.

    Utilizing mobile apps provides a valuable service for the public, including lawyers, law enforcement, consumers, victims and victims’ families.

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News

How prevalent is animal abuse in Pennsylvania?

Over the past few years, 52 percent of animal abuse offenses filed in Pennsylvania were for neglect of an animal, with 41 percent of offenses filed for cruelty to an animal. The anti-cruelty law (Act 10) that strengthened the protection of animals, commonly known as Libre’s Law, went into effect in late August of 2017.

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Over 34 million cases sealed from public view under Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate Law

Since Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate Law took effect last year on June 28, 2019, over 34 million cases and nearly 47 million offenses have been sealed from public view.

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