Receiving a summons or notice to appear in district court may be frightening, but you do not have to go through the process alone. By working with an experienced attorney who has dealt with hundreds of cases like yours in Pennsylvania district courts, you will be able to develop a strong defense to convince your district judge (also called a magisterial judge) to reduce your sentence or penalties, or even to dismiss the charges against you entirely.
Each county, including Montgomery County, has many district courts that serve different voting districts throughout the county. Each court is presided over by one elected district judge. These districts court are the first to hear cases that involve traffic offenses or violations, summary criminal offenses, municipal code violations, landlord tenant disputes, and small claims (of less than $12,000).
These offenses may seem relatively minor, and in fact they are sometimes referred to as minor offenses. However, a conviction in district court for one of these offenses can come with surprisingly steep penalties that can present quite a heavy burden on you and your loved ones. If you do not want to receive a penalty of hundreds of dollars in fines, or a sentence of several weeks in prison, reach out to one of our experienced lawyers as soon as possible.
Gilbertsville District Court
Gilbertsville, located in Montgomery County, is home to District Court 38-2-03. It is located at 1881 Swamp Pike in Gilbertsville, and it can be reached by telephone at 610-326-1145 or by fax at 610-326-6513. District Court 38-2-03 covers Douglass Township, Lower Frederick Township, New Hanover Township, and Upper Frederick Township. The court is presided over by the Honorable Judge Maurice H. Saylor.
You may be summoned to appear in district court for any number of offenses. The most common kinds of offenses handled in district courts like District Court 38-2-03 include: underage drinking, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, speeding, failing to yield, running stop signs or stop lights, loitering, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, and harassment. Depending on what offense you are charged with, you may be required to appear in court for specific proceedings. Generally, these will include traffic hearings, criminal arraignments, preliminary criminal hearings, or non-jury trials (presided over by Judge Saylor).
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Do not wait if you have been arrested or received a citation for any of the offenses listed above. The more time you have to work with your attorney before your court date, the more prepared you will be to give a strong defense before Judge Saylor. Defendants who are confident and prepared will be much more sympathetic to district court judges, and your chances at reducing your penalties or having your charges dropped will increase dramatically.
Because our attorneys have years of experience handling cases just like yours, we will keep you informed throughout the whole process and will provide zealous representation when you go before Judge Saylor in Gilbertsville District Court. We understand how burdensome a conviction can be, and we will fight to ensure that you receive the best representation available in your district court hearing.