If you have been charged with a traffic violation, a municipal code violation, or a summary criminal offense in Pennsylvania, you will likely have to attend a hearing, arraignment, or non-jury trial in your local district court, which is also called magisterial court in Pennsylvania. Your hearing or other proceeding before a magisterial judge will determine whether you are convicted of the violation and what penalties you will have to face as a result of your conviction.
District courts often hear violations such as speeding, running red lights or stop signs, harassment, loitering, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, DUIs and DWIs, or underage drinking. If you are facing any of these charges, you can expect to have to report to district court to determine the result of your charge. But even though these violations may seem minor and relatively insignificant, you should not treat them as such. Because you can still face consequences like fines, suspended licenses, or even jail time as a result of your conviction, it is certainly in your best interest to present the magisterial judge with a strong defense to demonstrate that you should have a lesser sentence, or even that your charges should be dropped altogether.
Narberth District Court
The district court, located at 907 Montgomery Avenue in Narberth, is District Court 38-1-06. This district court covers certain districts of Lower Merion Township, specifically voting districts 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3,3-2, 3-3, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 10-3, 11-2, 11-2B, and 11-3. If you live in any of these voting districts, you will be summoned to this district court, presided over by Judge Henry Schireson. Should you need to get in touch with the Narberth district court, the contact information for this court is: 610-664-5262 (phone number) and 610-667-3120 (fax number).
If you are charged with a traffic offense or municipal code violation, you will likely have to attend a hearing in Judge Schireson’s courtroom. If you are charged with a summary criminal offense, you may be summoned for a preliminary hearing, an arraignment, or even a non-jury trial in district court. It is important to know what kind of hearing you will have when you arrive on your court date and what you need to have prepared for that hearing. An experienced lawyer can assist you with this process, so that you are well informed about what is going on in your hearing and so that you can effectively present your defense.
An Experienced Attorney Can Help
The reason a strong defense is so important is because these offenses can result in serious consequences if you are convicted in district court. You may be facing fines or even jail time if you are convicted, and that can be a major burden on you and your loved ones. But a strong defense can help convince Judge Schireson that you should have a lesser sentence, or even that your case should simply be dismissed so that you no longer are facing any charges.
Because our attorneys have handled hundreds of similar cases in Narberth district court and others across the state, we will provide you with the best legal representation available and will assist you throughout the process of your Narberth district court hearing.