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It is never an easy task to appear in court on traffic or criminal charges. There will always be a number of things that will cause you to worry. If you or someone you care about are facing an appearance in the Bucks County Magisterial District Court, you should make sure you have someone at your side who will provide you with an effective representation.
The attorneys working for the Law Offices of Amato Sanita have made numerous appearances in Pennsylvania’s Magisterial Court and have never failed to deliver both a tenacious and compassionate defense to clients.
It is possible that you received a notice to appear in Bucks County Magisterial Court 07-03-03 in the mail. The case may also be that you received a summons to appear for a preliminary arraignment, traffic citation, bench warrant, preliminary hearing, or non-jury trial. In both these cases, you will appear before Judge Gary Gambardella of the Bucks County Magisterial District Court.
Ottsville, the location of Magisterial Court 07-03-03, is located in the northeastern section of Bucks County. The following election districts are under the jurisdiction of this Magisterial District Court:
Bucks County Magisterial Court is responsible for determining the outcome of traffic and non-traffic citations within its jurisdiction. The Court also handles preliminary arraignments and hearings for criminal cases. Finally, the court is responsible for disputes between landlords and tenants that involve $8,000 or less, as well as, civil matters involving small damage amounts.
The Magisterial District Court of Bucks County, Pennsylvania has jurisdiction over all summary offenses. These are the least serious offenses in the state and includes things like disorderly conduct, harassment, criminal mischief, underage drinking, and disorderly conduct.
Magisterial judges preside over Magisterial District Courts in Pennsylvania and these judges also have the power to perform marriages and administer oaths.
Twenty Magisterial Courts are located within Bucks County. All criminal cases, both felony and misdemeanor, begin in Magisterial Courts. The preliminary court actions are held at the Magisterial level before these criminal cases move on to the Court of Common Pleas.
Approximately 130,000 cases move through the district court system in Bucks County each year. About 10,000 of these cases are criminal.
Individuals facing traffic and criminal charges in Bucks County will do well for themselves to secure the services of a skilled and competent defense attorney.
Even summary offenses, although minor, can cause a considerable amount of trouble for you or a loved one facing charges. A summary offense conviction can result in a $300 fine and 90 days in jail. A prior conviction can result in an increased sentence of 180 days in jail.
Many people facing summary offenses in Bucks County make the mistake of thinking they can handle court proceedings on their own. Some of them even believe that taking a plea bargain is the best way to put the matter behind them quickly.
A conviction on a summary offense can disrupt your life by resulting in a jail sentence and causing you to lose your job. The criminal record caused by this conviction can also have implications for the rest of your life.
A good criminal defense attorney is needed to protect your interests and provide you with a positive outcome when you are facing summary offenses charges. A lawyer such as those working at the Law Offices of Amato Sanita, who is familiar with the process and procedures that govern the Pennsylvania Magisterial Court System, will provide you with the best counsel possible and might be able to get the case against you dropped altogether.