Citations like these are often filed with the court and then it takes a reasonable period of time to received it in the mail.
Don't worry about the citation interfering with possible employment because there are methods to obtain a deferred disposition so it will not show up on your record.
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First, you should make sure that the citation has not been filed and served without your knowledge. Check the Unified Judicial System Website at http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/ and search under "Docket Sheets" and "Magisterial District Courts" using your name as search criteria. If the citation is listed, you should immediately contact the Court to address the criminal charge. At the same time, you should hire an attorney for representation regarding this issue. It is generally not a defense that you were not aware of the charges against you, so you should take active steps to attempt to verify any criminal charges. And any defense related to receiving a citation "late" must also include the prejudice that you suffered as a result of the late issuance of the citation, which is very difficult to prove. Your best strategy may be to defend against the charges rather than attempt to avoid them.