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Montgomery County 38-1-05 Magisterial District Court

If you’ve been charged with committing a crime in Abington Township, there’s a good chance your case will be heard in the Magisterial District Court 38-1-05. Cases are heard by Magisterial Judge Juanita Price. The court hears a variety of cases. Criminal summary offenses for non-jury trials are heard by this court from beginning to end. Other criminal cases originate in this court; however, are transferred to the Montgomery Court of Common Pleas after the initial stages of the process. Criminal summary offenses that are heard in this court include the following matters:

  • Shoplifting of $150 or less
  • Public intoxication
  • Disorderly persons offenses
  • Harassment and more

Other matters are also heard by the court include the following non-summary offense cases:

  • Tenant and landlord disputes
  • Civil disputes with damages not exceeding $12,000
  • Traffic citations
  • District court appeals and more

Click here for more detailed information on the Montgomery County Magisterial District Courts.

Click here to research your case through The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania Web Portal.

The Magisterial District Court 38-1-05 and its Role in the Criminal Justice System

Montgomery County is home to 30 Magisterial District Courts. This court is located in Glenside; however, it serves many voting districts for Abington Township. The voting districts served are as follows:

2-3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-1, 4-2, 6-1, 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 9-1, 9-2, 11-1, 11-3, 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 13-1, 13-2, 13-3

Cases in this court are heard by a magisterial district judge that serves a similar role to judges found in other courts. They’re elected officials that serve a term of up to six years and can decide on cases except for transferred matters such as felony cases. Most magisterial district judges are members of the state bar association; however, the state offers an alternative route through its training program. These judges were previously known as justices of the peace; however, this term is no longer used although they do administer oaths and can marry people. They’re able to sentence people to jail time and can order restitution and damages just like a typical judge.

Are You Seeking Legal Representation for Your Montgomery County Magisterial District Court Case?

Amato Sanita Law Offices offers aggressive representation for all types of criminal matters. If you or a loved one are facing jail time or significant fines, we recommend hiring our firm to represent you in court. For issues where a simple traffic citation is involved, it’s easy enough to handle on your own. This is simply not the case where you could be dealing with your employment at risk or not being able to find employment with a criminal history. Another concern is the financial consequences that you’re taking by not hiring an attorney. Our offices are typically able to have the charges dismissed or have them reduced greatly to avoid the long-lasting impact that even a summary offense can have on your livelihood. The state is aggressively pursuing any matter that is related to any type of substance or theft due to increases in crime rates. Even if you’ve not broken the law, a qualified attorney must review your case to provide you with realistic expectations regarding the matter.

Get a No-Risk Free Case Evaluation from a Qualified and Experienced Attorney

Amato Sanita Law Offices provides you with a free case evaluation to determine how we’d be able to help. We’ll go over the details carefully, and we’ll ask you questions that may factor into the anticipated outcome of the matter. We have over 25 years of combined criminal defense legal expertise, and our office has been highly rated on attorney review websites such as Avvo. Our testimonials will show you the high-quality representation we provide, and we’ll be happy to do the same for you or your loved one. Get in touch with Amato Sanita Law Offices by calling us at 267-738-7766, today.

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