If you have been charged with a municipal code violation, a traffic violation, or a summary criminal offense, and you receive a notice or summons to your local Pennsylvania district court, the first thing you should do is remain calm. Pennsylvania district courts, which are also referred to as magisterial courts, handle many different kinds of offenses and cases every day. If you take the time to think carefully through your case and to get in touch with an experienced Pennsylvania criminal and traffic attorney, you will be able to handle your case with ease and confidence.
Pennsylvania district courts are located throughout the state, and there are often several district courts in each county that serve particular voting districts within those counties. It is important to know which district court you must attend, because there may even be several district courts within one township or borough. You may search for your voting district at http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=1413. Your lawyer can also help you determine where your district court is located.
Ambler District Court
The district court that is located in Ambler, Pennsylvania is District Court 38-1-10. The court is located at 1301 Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, and if you need to get in touch with the court, you can do so by phone (215-542-1262) or by fax (215-646-3588). The Honorable Judge Patricia Zaffarano presides over this district court. The voting districts served by this court include the voting districts within Ambler Borough and also those within Upper Dublin Township.
The kinds of offenses that are often heard in the Ambler district court include: traffic violations, such as driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, running a red light or stop sign, or speeding; summary criminal offenses, such as harassment, loitering, shoplifting, or disorderly conduct; or municipal code violations. If you have been charged with any of these offenses or have received a citation (or even have been arrested), you may receive a notice or summons to appear in Ambler district court. You may be present for a preliminary hearing, an arraignment, or a non-jury trial, depending on the offense and where you are in your case.
Contact An Experienced Lawyer Today
Your best chance at ensuring that you do not have to face the often steep penalties or sentences that accompany these kinds of offenses is to go into your court hearing with a strong and well prepared defense. In order to do this in the best and most effective way possible, you should work with an experienced attorney who knows about the Ambler district court and can help you prepare a defense to convince Judge Zaffarano to either lessen your sentence or reduce your penalties, or even dismiss your charges completely.
Because our lawyers have years of experience handling cases just like yours, we will be able to help you prepare before your court date so you can go into your hearing with confidence. Give us a call today to make sure you have plenty of time to prepare.