The way that the Pennsylvania court system works is that there are numerous district courts throughout the state that handle specific types of cases: summary criminal offenses, traffic offenses, landlord tenant disputes, municipal code violations, and small civil claims. Each county, including Delaware County, has several district courts that serve certain areas, usually townships and boroughs or specific wards within them. Each court is presided over by one elected judge, called a district or a magisterial judge, who handles the proceedings.
Usually, if you have been arrested or have gotten a citation or ticket for a traffic or summary criminal offense, you will then be summoned to appear in the district court where you were arrested or where you reside. You will then have to be present for an arraignment, a preliminary criminal hearing, a non-jury trial, or a traffic hearing, depending on what you have been convicted of and where you are in the process. You will want to make sure that you are prepared for whatever proceeding you are facing.
Contacting an experienced attorney will ensure that you go into your court hearing with confidence, and with a solid defense to present to the judge. As soon as you have received your summons or notice to appear in district court, get in touch with our offices.
Crum Lynne District Court
Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania (located in Delaware County) is where District Court 32-1-31 is located. The address of this court is 1201 Haverford Road in Crum Lynne, but it is important to note that the court serves several different areas: Eddystone, Rutledge, and Ridley Township (specifically, Wards 1, 4, 6, and 9). The phone number of the court is 610-833-2581, and the fax number is 610-833-2651.
The Honorable Judge Philip S. Turner, Jr. presides over District Court 32-1-31. Although district courts hear different kinds of cases, they most commonly handle traffic and summary criminal offenses. Judge Turner presides primarily over these kinds of cases, which can include charges of: criminal mischief, speeding, disorderly conduct, failure to yield, harassment, running red lights or stop signs, shoplifting, driving with a suspended license, loitering, underage drinking, and certain cases of DUI.
These charges can come with high penalties if you are convicted in district court. In addition to being required to pay hundreds of dollars in fines, you may also be required to spend weeks or even months in jail for one conviction. If this is more than you and your family are able to handle, you need to reach out to an attorney right away.
Contact Our Offices
Our lawyers have handled hundreds of cases, just like yours, in district courts in Delaware County and throughout Pennsylvania. We know how the proceedings work, and we will help you create a powerful defense to demonstrate to Judge Turner that you do not deserve to have the full extent of the penalties imposed on you. You may even convince him to dismiss your charges entirely. As soon as you know when your court date is, call us so that we will have plenty of time to work with you and prepare your defense. That way, you can feel confident before you go into your proceeding in district court.