If you’ve been charged with a traffic violation or a summary criminal offense, take a moment to contact an experienced attorney to help you with your case before your hearing in district court. The Pennsylvania court system can be a bit confusing, and your attorney will help you understand the process and how to best prepare for your court date.
In Pennsylvania, district courts (which are also called magisterial courts) can be found throughout the state, with several in every county, including Montgomery County. District courts hear cases involving summary criminal offenses, traffic offenses, municipal code violations, small claims, and landlord tenant disputes. If you have been arrested or have received a ticket or citation for one of these offenses, you will have to attend a hearing in district court before the district judge.
The kinds of summary criminal offenses that are usually handled in district court include shoplifting, DUIs or DWIs, drinking underage, disorderly conduct, harassment, or loitering. The kinds of traffic violations that are usually handled in district court include failure to yield, speeding, driving with a suspended license, or running red lights or stop signs.
To make sure that you do not receive the harsh sentences that often accompany a conviction in district court, contact one of our experienced attorneys right away to help you prepare.
Willow Grove District Court
The Willow Grove area in Montgomery County is served by District Court 38-2-08. Specifically, District Court 38-2-08 serves Bryn Athyn Borough, Lower Moreland Township, and Upper Moreland Township (voting districts 1-1, 1-2, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 6-1, and 6-2).
District Court 38-2-08 is located at 102 York Road, Suite 100 in Willow Grove. You can contact the court by calling 215-659-6840, or by sending a fax to 215-659-6903, if you have any questions about your assigned court date or your hearing. The court is presided over by the Honorable Judge Jay S. Friedenberg.
You may have gotten a ticket or citation, or you may have been arrested for the offense you have been charged with. Although these offenses may seem fairly minor, the penalties that accompany a conviction of any of these offenses can be surprisingly steep. For a summary criminal offense, you could have to pay up to $300 in fines, and you may spend as many as 90 days in jail for a first offense or as many as 180 days if you are a repeat offender.
Having to face any of these penalties can be truly burdensome for you and your loved ones. However, a strong defense can convince Judge Friedenberg to either reduce your penalties, or even to simply dismiss your case altogether. In order to prepare the most solid and convincing defense, reach out to one of our attorneys as soon as you receive your notice or summons to appear in district court.
Our experienced lawyers have assisted with hundreds of cases like yours in Pennsylvania district courts. With our experience and guidance, you will be able to go into your hearing or other proceeding in the Willow Grove district court with confidence. Don’t wait any longer — call our offices today.