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If you’ve been charged with a summary offense in Delaware County, you’ll have a hearing in the Magisterial District Court. This court is in Brookhaven and serves the following areas in Delaware County:
Trials in this court are heard by Magisterial District Judge C. Walter McCray, III. The court also handles preliminary arraignments and hearings for misdemeanor and felony charges before being transferred to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, if necessary. Other hearings that the Delaware County Magisterial District Court 32-2-39 holds includes the following matters:
As stated, the purpose of the Delaware County Magisterial District Court 32-2-39 is to hear summary offense cases. These are the lowest level of misdemeanor matters; however, jail time and fines are associated with these crimes. Summary offenses that are commonly heard in these courts include the following items:
Some matters can be handled on your own such as traffic citations. While you’re certainly able to represent yourself as a pro se litigant, it’s strongly discouraged for matters involving the potential for jail time and fines. For summary offense cases without a prior conviction, a maximum of 90 days in jail is possible. For repeat offenders, a more serious sentence of up to 180 days in jail is possible. The courts are a complex arena that expects full compliance with policies, procedures, customary practices, and a working knowledge of the law. An attorney with Amato Sanita Law Offices can review your case and give you a reasonable idea of how things will most likely play out.
Risking your future or current occupation, relationships, reputation, and any licenses or credentials you may hold isn’t worth it. In most cases, we’ll be able to work out a winning strategy to either reduce the impact of the charges or have them dismissed. If you’re facing a non-summary criminal misdemeanor or felony charge, hiring a skilled attorney for all matters is advised to protect your rights and freedom. We’ll look further into the matter to determine if it’s something that must be disputed or if having the charges reduced might be the better option.
Amato Sanita Law Offices offers you an opportunity to have your case reviewed with no cost or obligation. We’ll provide you with valuable feedback that’ll help you understand the matter at hand and how we’d be able to help. If you decide to proceed, we’ll gather evidence, interview witnesses and prepare a case to present in court. For some matters, you may not have to appear in court. Our team has over 25 years of experience with Delaware County courts, and we can put our experience to work for you. We’re also a highly-rated firm on many attorney review websites and have won awards throughout the years. We place individual service first, and our testimonials from many satisfied clients exemplify our dedication to our clients. Getting things taken care of well before your court date is advisable. Get in touch with Amato Sanita Law Offices at 267-214-1797, and we’ll get your free no-risk case evaluation started, today.