How do I file a private criminal complaint?
The Private Criminal Complaint form can be obtained at the Magisterial District Judge's office or at the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts website (www.courts.state.pa.us) in the area where the alleged crime was committed. The complaint, unless the crime is a summary offense, after filing in the Magisterial District Judge's Office will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for approval. When the District Attorney returns the approved complaint, a hearing will be scheduled. If the District Attorney disapproves the Complaint, you can petition the Court of Common Pleas for a review of the decision. (Pa. Rules of Criminal Procedure 506(2)).

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1. Can I report a crime to the District Attorney's Office?
2. How do I file a private criminal complaint?
3. How do I file a domestic violence complaint?
4. I am the victim in a domestic violence case and I want to drop charges. How do I do drop charges?
5. I think I have been cheated by a contractor, tradesman or other person who provides labor and/or services. Can anyone help me?
6. I would like the District Attorney’s Office to help me obtain child support for my children. Can the District Attorney help me?
7. I believe that someone is taking financial advantage of an older adult or that the older adult is being abused, what should I do?
8. I have been subpoenaed by the District Attorney to appear as a witness in a criminal case. Can I get witness fees?
9. What if I can't attend on the date stated in the subpoena?
10. I am a defendant and I do not like the attorney who is representing me. Can I talk the Assistant District Attorney about my case?
11. I have a complaint about your office. How do I contact you and will you respond?