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It can be tempting to choose to represent yourself at an upcoming Delaware County Magisterial District Court hearing. This is especially true if you have allegedly committed a summary offence, the most minor offense level in Pennsylvania. You may have the idea in your mind that you will represent yourself, pay a small fine, and then put the whole situation behind you. However, the likelihood that you will get the best outcome with your case will be a lot higher if you work closely with an attorney.
We have had the privilege of helping many clients build a strong defense and either get their charges completely dropped or lessened. If you have been charged with an offense, our lawyers at Amato Sanita Law Offices are here to help. We will answer all of your questions now and help to build a tenacious defense that can lead to you getting the best results on your court date.
Learn More about Magisterial District Courts
A magistrate is a special judge who will listen to the evidence of your case and then make a decision. So there is no jury. Low-level criminal cases are handled in Delaware County 32-2-49 District Court. Some of the reasons why a person would receive a notification to appear in this court include a traffic citation, an arraignment or hearing for a misdemeanor or felony case, a dispute between a tenant and landlord, a bench warrant, or a non-jury trial.
It is important to closely examine the notification that you have received from Magisterial District Court 32-2-49. This is located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. It handles cases for Thornbury, Chadds Ford, Concord, and Bethel townships. Wendy B. Roberts, Esq. will preside over your case.
It is important to have a competent criminal defense attorney working with you on the day that you go to court. Juries are susceptible to emotional appeals. This may not be the case when your charge is discussed with a magistrate. You have just one shot to get the best outcome for your case.
Summary offences that are common in the state of Pennsylvania include criminal mischief, harassment, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct, or loitering. Shoplifting could also fall into this category if the item that was stolen was under $150 and it is the person’s first time committing the offence. Crimes like these may require a person to pay a fine of up to $300 or spend 90 days in jail. If a person is a repeat offender, they may have to spend up to 180 days in jail.
Individuals who have been charged with felony or misdemeanor offenses in Delaware County will have their arraignment in Magisterial District Court 32-2-49. The first step in the arraignment is informing you of the charges that are against you. Then you will be asked how you plea, either no contest, not guilty, or guilty. Individuals who plead guilty will have their sentence hearing at a later date. Pleading not guilty means that a trial will be scheduled at a Delaware County Court at a later date. No matter the felony or misdemeanor charge, it is absolutely important to work with a professional defense attorney if you want the best results.
Don’t Enter a Glen Mills Courtroom Alone
It is important to fight any criminal charges that you have against you. Even traffic citations or speeding tickets should be contested. This would protect a person from having their driver’s license suspended or their insurance premiums increased.
When your freedom, finances, and reputation hang in the balance, you need the best legal representation possible. You are going to get the help you need by contacting Amato Sanita Law Offices. Our lawyers are familiar with Pennsylvania’s Magisterial District Courts and the justice system. Our goal will be to build a defense strategy to protect you now and in the future. If possible, we will work to get the charges against you completely dropped.