The Phoenix Docket Case Management System

The Phoenix Docket Case Management System is an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas program which, for certain types of cases, provides defendants with the opportunity to enter an expedited plea. The Phoenix Docket Unit (PDU) of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office handles those cases which fit the Court’s parameters. PDU Assistant District Attorneys determine appropriate plea offers for those cases. Defendants receive their plea offers and additional case information at the formal arraignment stage of the criminal justice process and schedule a Phoenix Docket Conference. At the Phoenix Docket Conference, the defendant has the option to accept the plea offer, plead with no agreement, or schedule the case for trial.