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§ 926. Acknowledgment of guilt and receipt for payment

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 34 Pa.C.S.A. Game

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 34 Pa.C.S.A. Game (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 9. Enforcement
Subchapter B. Prosecution and Penalties
34 Pa.C.S.A. § 926
§ 926. Acknowledgment of guilt and receipt for payment
(a) General rule.--Except as provided in subsection (d), a person charged with violating any provision of this title which is a summary offense may sign within ten days of the commission of the offense an acknowledgment of the offense committed and pay to an officer of the commission the penalty in full, as fixed by this title, plus any costs of prosecution which may have accrued. The printed receipt for this payment shall only prove full satisfaction of the monetary fine for the offense committed and in no way shall limit the commission from further revoking hunting and furtaking privileges.
(b) Notice of right to hearing.--Each acknowledgment of guilt shall have printed on it a notice stating that the person has the right to a hearing in a judicial proceeding. At the same time that the printed acknowledgment of guilt is being completed, the officer of the commission shall give a verbal warning concerning the right of the person to a hearing in a judicial proceeding.
(c) Stopping payment of check.--A person who makes payment to the commission by personal check for an acknowledgment pursuant to this title and who stops payment on the check or issues a nonnegotiable check or instrument commits a summary offense of the seventh degree. The official receipt for payment of the penalty, issued by an officer, shall become void, and the prosecution of the person or persons named on the receipt shall be allowed to continue.
(d) Limitations of acknowledgments of guilt.--On and after June 30, 1999, acknowledgments of guilt pursuant to this section shall be used only in such counties as the commission may designate by regulation for such use. The commission shall only designate such counties for continued use of field acknowledgment as it finds to have summary offense procedures that differ from Statewide summary offense procedures.


1986, July 8, P.L. 442, No. 93, § 1, effective July 1, 1987. Amended 1998, Dec. 21, P.L. 1274, No. 166, § 4, effective July 1, 1999.
34 Pa.C.S.A. § 926, PA ST 34 Pa.C.S.A. § 926
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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