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Anxiety, confusion, and worry are all words that relate to how a person feels when they have a court date scheduled in a Bucks County Magisterial District Court. Individuals who have been summoned for the first time often do not know what to expect. We are here to help. We have handled hundreds of cases in Pennsylvania’s Magisterial District Courts.
At Amato Sanita Law Offices, we are concerned about providing our clients with the care they need as they deal with anxiety associated with being charged with a criminal or traffic offense and building a strong defense case in order to lessen the charges or have them dismissed completely. You need an experienced attorney to stand by your side in order to answer your questions and provide you the guidance that you need.
Bucks County Magisterial District Courts in Pennsylvania
Magisterial District Court 07-3-01 is a minor court that handles preliminary arraignments and hearings for criminal cases, traffic and non-traffic citations, some civil cases, and disputes between landlords and tenants that are valued up to $8,000. This court is located in Doylestown and includes election districts in New Hope Borough, Buckingham Township, and Solebury Township.
In Bucks County, there are 20 Magisterial District Courts. These courts typically handle around 130,000 cases each year, with about 10,000 of these cases being criminal. Criminal cases usually begin here and then may be moved up to Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
The least serious level offenses are handled in Bucks County Magisterial District Courts. This includes cases that involve underage drinking, disorderly conduct, driving a vehicle with a suspended license, harassment, criminal mischief, and shoplifting if the item is under $150 and it is a first offense.
Receiving a notification to appear in Bucks County Magisterial District Court 07-3-01 indicates that you will likely have your case examined by Judge Maggie Snow. This is also true if you have received a summons for a non-jury trial, traffic citation, preliminary arraignment, or preliminary hearing in this court.
How a Doylestown Attorney Can Help You
After examining a summary offense, one of the first things that you may consider doing is pleading guilty. You may be tempted to do this because you have the idea that you will be able to get the whole thing over with and move on with your life. Another temptation that some have is handling the case on their own. There are several reasons why retaining a lawyer is a much better option.
Being summoned to appear in a Pennsylvania Magisterial District Court and being found guilty of a crime can have short-term and long-term ramifications. You could pay a fine of up to $300 if you are convicted of a summary offense and spend up to 90 days in jail. The punishment could be even more hefty if you have a prior conviction. In addition to the loss of money, being in jail means that you may lose your job. Your reputation could also be damaged. You can lose your driver’s license. And having a criminal record has its own set of ramifications that could negatively affect your future.
When you work with one of our lawyers, you can feel confident because they know their way around the Pennsylvania Magisterial District Court. They understand the justice system. At Amato Sanita Law Offices, we are dedicated to helping our clients get the best possible outcome in court. In some cases, we may be able to help our clients have their charges lessened. In other cases, they may be dismissed.
Here’s an example. It is possible that you have been charged with harassment. When our lawyer starts to examine your case, they are going to see if the person making this complaint has concocted the story because they have a grudge against you. Or they may see if someone made a mistake and the claim is unfair because of this reason.
We will answer all of your questions, provide guidance throughout the entire process, develop an effective defense strategy, and help you get the best outcome.