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Do you or a loved one have an upcoming court date in Montgomery County Magisterial District Court? If so, we understand if you feel overwhelmed and anxious about what will happen when your court date arrives, which is why we welcome the opportunity to stand by your side in court. If you are facing charges for a traffic violation or criminal offense, then a reputable law firm, such as Amato Sanita Law Offices, can help you achieve the best outcome with expert legal guidance.
If you have received a notification to appear in Montgomery County Magisterial District Court 38-1-06, you will appear before Magisterial District Judge, Henry Schireson. Many individuals receive a summons to appear before Judge Schireson for traffic citations, preliminary arraignments, preliminary hearings, non-jury trials, or bench warrants.
Magisterial District Court 38-1-06 is in Narberth and covers the following Lower Merion Township’s voting districts:
Magisterial District Court 38-1-06 is a minor court that handles traffic and non-traffic violations. All preliminary arraignments and preliminary hearings for criminal cases, civil cases, and landlord/tenant disputes up to $12,000 are handled by the Montgomery County Magisterial District Courts.
Information Regarding Montgomery County Magisterial District Courts
Montgomery County Magisterial District Courts handle all summary offenses, which is the least serious offense level in Pennsylvania. Some of these offenses include harassment, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, driving with a suspended license, underage drinking, and retail theft (first offense) of valuables under $150.
The Magisterial District Courts in Pennsylvania are presided over by magisterial judges who have the authority to perform marriages and administer oaths. Montgomery County has 30 Magisterial District Courts, which are where all criminal cases begin. Misdemeanor and felony offenses start with preliminary arraignments and preliminary hearings. Once individuals facing these type of offenses complete their preliminary arraignment and preliminary hearing, they will proceed to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
The Benefits of Having a Skilled Lawyer at Your Side in a Montgomery County Courtroom
While some individuals may think that minor offenses, such as traffic violations, can be handled without an attorney, a summary offense conviction can lead to 90 days in jail and fines up to $300. If you have a prior conviction, then the consequences of a summary offense conviction can result in up to 180 days in jail.
Some Montgomery County residents may think that pleading guilty to a summary offense will put the entire ordeal behind them, but without the help of an experienced attorney, individuals are not presented with the best legal course of action. If you are convicted of a summary offense, then not only could you end up behind bars, you also put yourself at risk for losing your job and being burdened with a criminal record.
At Amato Sanita Law Offices, we are dedicated legal experts who work diligently to provide each client with the best solution. For instance, if you are facing a summary offense for driving with a suspended license, our attorneys may be able to help prove that you were driving because of an emergency. In addition, you may not have been properly notified that your license was suspended. Our skilled legal professionals understand how to navigate through Pennsylvania Magisterial District Court proceedings. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, we may be able to help you get the charges lessened or dismissed. Contact us today so that we can examine the circumstances surrounding your case and provide you with the most effective solution.