Bucks County 07-1-02 Magisterial District Court
Magisterial District Judge:
Frank W. Peranteau, Sr.
501 Bath Street
Bristol, PA 19007
If you have a court date at a Bucks County Magisterial District Court, you may have concerns about what to say in front of the judge. Having the right Philadelphia attorney by your side is not only helpful, but it can make all the difference in determining your innocence. At Fienman Defense, attorney Michael Fienman has covered thousands of cases in Pennsylvania’s Magisterial Courts, providing clients with an aggressive defense, providing them with a second chance.
You may have received a notification to appear in Bucks County Magisterial District Court 07-1-02 in Bristol or gotten a summons for a traffic citation, preliminary arraignment, preliminary hearing, bench warrant or non-jury trial in this court. If so, you will appear before Magisterial District Judge, Frank W. Peranteau, Sr.
Magisterial District Court 07-1-02 is located in Bristol, northeast of Philadelphia and across the Delaware River from Burlington, NJ. There are two Magisterial District Courts in Bristol, both located on Bath Street but at different addresses, so it is important for you to carefully check your paperwork to make certain you appear in the correct court.
Magisterial District Courts in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
There are 20 Magisterial District Courts throughout Bucks County. Criminal cases start in these courts before working their way up to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
Every year Bucks County district courts handle approximately 130,000 cases, including approximately 10,000 criminal cases.
Bucks County criminal cases begin in Magisterial District Court. Misdemeanor and felony case start with preliminary arraignments and preliminary hearings. The next step in the court system for misdemeanor and felony cases is the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
Bucks County Magisterial District Courts decide all summary offenses, Pennsylvania’s least serious offense level. These include offenses such as criminal mischief, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, driving with a suspended license and first offense retail theft (shoplifting) of items under $150.
Pennsylvania’s Magisterial District Courts are presided over by magisterial judges. These judges can administer oaths and perform marriages.
How a Bucks County Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You in a Bristol Courtroom
Depending on the circumstances of your case, a knowledgeable lawyer local to your area can give you the right defense against your traffic or criminal charge. Even for summary offenses, which are relatively minor offenses, can create difficulties in the long-term if convicted. A Bucks County criminal defense attorney who knows their way around a Pennsylvania Magisterial District Court can give you sound advice and will possibly be able to get the charges against you dismissed.
For example, if you are faced with an offense such as disorderly conduct, you may simply have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Your Bucks County criminal defense attorney may be able to find eyewitnesses or even find surveillance video that can show there is not sufficient evidence to prove you are guilty.
For more information on the Magisterial District Courts in Bucks County, see Bucks County court site information. To find more information about your case, visit the Unified Judicial System of Pennslyvania Web Portal here.
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If you have been charged with a criminal or traffic offense in the Philadelphia area, you need an attorney who thoroughly understands the way Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system works. Fienman Defense has successfully represented people in Magisterial District Courts throughout Bucks County. We have the skills to create the solid defense that, depending on the circumstances of your case, can get the charges against you lessened or even dismissed.