Pennsylvania Magisterial District Courts and How They Work

Magisterial District Courts are the first level of Pennsylvania’s court system and are presided over by Magisterial District Judges. Magistrate courts are limited in their jurisdiction, handling minor criminal offenses including misdemeanors, infractions such as traffic and non-traffic citations, and petty offenses. Common criminal proceedings in this court are: All summary cases, Preliminary arraignments and […]

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