Frequently Asked Questions
How do I respond to a traffic or non-traffic citation?
When you receive either citation, you have 10 days to respond. Failure to respond may result in an arrest warrant being issued for your arrest and PENN DOT may suspend your driver's license. The District Judge for the Borough is Judge David A. Plachko located at District Court, 301 2nd Street, Port Carbon, PA 17965 (Mag Dist No21-3-01). You may contact the District Court Office at 570-628-5351, if you have questions.
How do I respond to a parking ticket?
Parking tickets are issued under the authority of either Borough Ordinances or the PA Motor Vehicle Code for parking restrictions in certain places. If you fail to respond to a parking ticket within 10 days of the issue date, the issuing officer may withdraw the ticket and file a traffic citation which may cost you more than $108 instead of the initial parking ticket fine. Parking ticket payments may be mailed to the Police Department or dropped off in person. The most common parking offenses include parking in the wrong direction, double parking, parking in a crosswalk, parking too close to a fire hydrant, parking too close to an intersection or stop sign, parking within a Fire Lane and blocking a private driveway.
How do I obtain a copy of an accident report?
Only persons directly involved in the accident and insurance companies may receive an accident report. Reports can be obtained for a $15 fee by contacting the Police Department at 570-429-2240.
How do I obtain a Criminal History Check?
The Saint Clair Borough Police Department does not release or perform Criminal History Checks, however, you may use the Pennsylvania State Police web site to obtain such information. For a fee, you may request a Criminal History Check online.
What are my rights as a victim of crime in
As a victim of a crime in Pennsylvania, you have the following rights: to receive basic information concerning the services to assist you; to be notified of certain significant actions and proceedings pertaining to your case, including, in personal injury crimes, the arrest of the suspect and escape from police custody; to be accompanied at all public criminal proceedings by a family member, a victim advocate or another person; in cases involving personal injury crimes, burglary, or driving under the influence involving bodily injury, to submit prior comment to the prosecutor's office on the potential reduction or dropping of any charge or changing of a plea; to offer prior comment or to submit a written victim impact statement for the judge's consideration at sentencing; to recover your losses, to the extent possible, through restitution, compensation through the crime victim's compensation program and the return of property which was seized as evidence when it is no longer needed by the prosecutor; in personal injury crimes, where the offender is sentenced to a state prison, to provide prior comment on and to receive notice of release decisions, and to be immediately notified if the offender escapes; to receive notice when an offender is committed to a mental health facility from a state prison and of the discharge, transfer, or escape of the offender from the mental health facility; and to have assistance in the preparation of, submission of, and follow-up on the financial assistance claims to the Crime Victim's Compensation Board.
How do I obtain a Protection From Abuse order (P.F.A.)?
Protection orders can be obtained 24 hours a day. During normal business hours, you may contact the Schuylkill County Courthouse at 570-622-5570. After hours you may contact the