Submitted May 27, 2014
Appeal from the Judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas, Cumberland County, Criminal Division, No. CP-21-SA-0000133-2013. Before MASLAND, J.
Joseph D. Caraciolo, Harrisburg, for appellant.
David J. Freed, District Attorney, Carlisle, for Commonwealth, appellee.
BEFORE: LAZARUS, STABILE and MUSMANNO, JJ.
James Arthur Ball, III (" Ball" ) appeals from the judgment of sentence entered following his conviction of driving under suspension (driving under the influence related). See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 1543(b)(1). We reverse the judgment of sentence and direct that Ball be discharged.
The trial court set forth the relevant procedural history underlying this appeal as follows:
On January 14, 2013, Officer Justin Shutt issued a traffic citation charging [Ball] with Driving Under Suspension, Driving Under the Influence Related, 75 Pa.C.S.[A.] § 1543(b)(1). During a June 26, 2013 summary trial, [Ball pled not guilty to this offense.] Magisterial District Judge Brenda M. Knepper [" MDJ Knepper" ] found [Ball] not guilty of the original charge[,] but found him guilty of Driving Under Suspension, 75 Pa.C.S.[A.] § 1543(a), a lesser[-included offense] for which [Ball] had not been
formally cited. [MDJ Knepper sentenced Ball to 30 days in jail for his conviction of 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 1543(a), and imposed a $1,000 fine.] In July 2013, [Ball] timely filed a Notice of Appeal from Summary Criminal Conviction[, pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 462.] After briefing and argument[, the trial c]ourt determined that de novo review required the court to consider the charges as originally filed. After the de novo hearing, [the trial c]ourt found [Ball] guilty of the original  charge, 75 Pa.C.S.[A.] § 1543(b)(1).
Trial Court Opinion, 1/21/14, at 1-2 (footnotes in original omitted, footnotes added).
On October 22, 2013, the trial court sentenced Ball to 60 days in jail, and imposed a $1,000 fine. Ball timely filed a Notice of Appeal, and a Pa.R.A.P. 1925(b) Concise ...