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If you live in Radnor Township’s voting district 1, 2-1, 3 or 6 or anywhere in Newtown Township, you may have encountered the Magisterial District Court 32-2-43 in Newtown Square for a hearing. If you’ve been accused of a crime in these locations, your court case will start at this venue. Only summary offenses such as traffic violations and low-level misdemeanor cases are heard through completion in this court. For other misdemeanor and felony cases, you’ll eventually progress to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas for your full evidentiary hearing, if necessary. For these matters, preliminary arraignments and hearings will be held in this venue, and the magisterial district judge will set bail and progress the case, if appropriate. Other matters that are heard in the Magisterial District Court 32-2-43 include the following:
A summary offense is citation-based and is the lowest level type of misdemeanor case in Delaware County. You’ll want to note that jail time and fines plus any additional compensation ordered by the magisterial district judge are very possible with some offenses. While you can handle some matters on your own with ease such as a traffic violation, a misdemeanor case, and any other non-summary offense criminal matter are best handled by a skilled criminal defense attorney such as those with Amato Sanita Law Offices. First-time offender cases are punishable by up to 90 days in jail and fines, plus any restitution ordered by the Magisterial District Judge Leon Hunter, III. Common summary offense matters heard by the Delaware County Magisterial District Court 32-2-43 include the following criminal cases:
The magisterial district judge for each court oversees the cases in their district. They’re typically from legal backgrounds and are practicing attorneys. However, there is an alternative route for those not from legal backgrounds. The commonwealth offers a rigorous program for training these elected officials. They serve a six-year term and are paid a salary for their position. Formerly known as justices of the peace, they’re able to perform marriage ceremonies at their discretion and administer oaths.
Risking your job, reputation, and potential opportunities aren’t worth accepting for minor offenses. Our award-winning firm will take the time to interview you, and we’ll come up with a realistic game plan that’ll either significantly minimize the damaging effects that your case could cause or the ideal scenario of having it dismissed. We’ll ensure that your rights have been respected throughout the entire process and that the charges you’re facing are fair and appropriate. We’ll conduct all the necessary research, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and will consider any additional information to strengthen your case. Our team has over 25 years of combined experience in handling criminal matters of all types in Delaware County and the Philadelphia area.
Amato Sanita Law Offices offers you a free consultation to evaluate your case and provide you with feedback that’ll help you understand the matter from a legal perspective. We’ll be sure to keep in touch with you throughout the process, and you’ll love the personalized service that we offer our clients. The testimonials from clients we’ve helped throughout the years show our passion and dedication to fighting for your freedom. Get in touch with Amato Sanita Law Offices at 267-214-1797 to see what we can do to resolve your legal matter, today.