Form DL-21 Law & Legal Definition


DL-21 refers to a Form. It is the form the clerk of a court of record of Pennsylvania sends to the Department of transportation regarding judgment of conviction, acquittal or other disposition of charges under 75 Pa.C.S. (relating to vehicle code) . It should be sent within 10 days after final judgment of conviction or acquittal or other disposition of charges. A record of the judgment shall also be forwarded to the Department, on Form DL-21, upon conviction or acquittal of a person of a felony in the commission of which the judge determines that a motor vehicle was essentially involved.

The relevant law as it appears in the statute:

67 Pa. Code § 81.4 Vehicle Code or motor vehicle felony convictions

(a) General rule. The clerk of a court of record of this Commonwealth, within 10 days after final judgment of conviction or acquittal or other disposition of charges under 75 Pa.C.S. (relating to vehicle code), shall send to the Department a record of the judgment of conviction, acquittal or other disposition on Form DL-21. A record of the judgment shall also be forwarded to the Department, on Form DL-21, upon conviction or acquittal of a person of a felony in the commission of which the judge determines that a motor vehicle was essentially involved, under 75 Pa.C.S. § 6323 (relating to reports by court of record).

(b) Content of report. The report of the clerk of court showing the conviction or acquittal of any violation of 75 Pa.C.S. or of another act in the commission of the crime in which a motor vehicle was used, Form DL-21, shall indicate:

(1) Name and current address of individual convicted or acquitted.

(2) Operator's number or date of birth, or both, of individual convicted or acquitted.

(3) Date of violation.

(4) Date of conviction or acquittal.

(5) Description of charge.

(6) Section, subsection and name of the act violated.

(7) Sentence.

(8) Court, term and number.

(9) Indicate whether summary offense, manslaughter, other misdemeanor, or felony.

(10) Seal.

(c) Incomplete report. The Department will not process the report of the clerk of court showing conviction or acquittal unless all the required information indicated in subsection (b) is provided to the Department. An incomplete Form DL-21 will be returned to the clerk of court for completion.