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Lancaster County District Magisterial Judge

Learn more about the Lancaster County Magisterial District Judge System and how it impacts your Lancaster County criminal or traffic case. If you have been notified to appear in court or received a summons for a preliminary hearing, summary trial, traffic citation, preliminary arraignment or bench warrant and have ordered to appear before a Lancaster County District Justice or Magisterial District Judge in Pennsylvania, first speak to one of our experienced Lancaster County Criminal Defense Lawyers. We can be reached at (610) 925-5200 or (888) 643-0006.

The Lancaster County Magisterial District Judge System is a system of minor court judges designed to hear cases involving traffic violations, minor criminal matters, disputes between landlords and tenants, and civil cases such as contract matters or injuries with damages claimed up to $8,000.

The system also carries initial jurisdiction over all Lancaster County criminal cases, rendering decisions on the issuance of warrants, and finding sufficient justification to send misdemeanor and felony cases to the Lancaster County Courts of Common Pleas for further action. Examples of hearing hear before a Lancaster County district justice or Magisterial District Judge include:

•· preliminary hearings for misdemeanor and felony arrests

•· preliminary arraignment

•· bail hearing

•· bench warrant

•· traffic citations

•· non jury trials on summary offenses such as:

•· disorderly conduct

•· public drunkenness

•· harassment

•· underage drinking

•· driving while license suspended

•· driving while license suspended dui related

District Magistrates near you

District Magistrates are located throughout Lancaster County County and often act as a starting place of many court actions leading to the Lancaster County Courthouse or Lancaster County Court of Common Please. We represent our clients throughout Lancaster County included in the list of Magisterial District Judges in your area:


Cheryl N. Hartman (02-1-01)
641 Union St. Lancaster PA 17603-5508

David P. Miller, Esq. (02-1-02)
2205 Oregon Pk. Lancaster PA 17601

Robert A .Herman, Jr. (02-1-03)
341 Chestnut St. Columbia PA 17512

Kelly S. Ballentine, Esq. (02-2-01)
123 Locust St. Rear Lancaster PA 17602

Bruce A. Roth, Esq. (02-2-02)
150 N. Queen St. Lancaster PA 17602

Mary M. Sponaugle, Esq. (02-2-03)
1351 Elm Ave. Lancaster PA 17603-4632

Janice Jimenez (02-2-04)
796-A New Holland Ave., Lancaster PA 17602

Vacant (02-2-05)
399 Camp Meeting Rd, Landisville PA 17538-1398

Leo H. Eckert, Jr. (02-2-06)
841 Stehman Rd. Millersville PA 17551-9753

Jene A. Willwerth (02-2-07)
609 E Main St., Ephrata PA 17522

Daniel B. Garrett (02-2-08)
690 Furnace Hills Pk. Lititz PA 17543-8907

Vacant (02-3-01)
424 South Angle Street, Mount Joy PA 17552-2002

Denise B. Commins (02-3-02)
15 Geist Rd. Lancaster PA 17601-5993

William E. Benner, Jr.., Esq. (02-3-03)
324 Beaver Valley Pk., Willow Street, PA 17584-9529

Stuart J. Mylin (02-3-04)
25 E State St. Quarryville PA 17566-1248

Isaac H. Stoltzfus (02-3-05)
14 Center St., PO Box618, Intercorse, PA 17534-0618

Rodney H. Hartman (02-3-06)
745B E. Main St. New Holland PA 17557-1521

Nancy G. Hamill (02-3-07)
2 Cardinal Dr. Stevens PA 17578-9796

Thomas C. Fee (02-3-08)
40 Doe Run Rd. Manheim PA 17545-9313

Jayne F. Duncan, Esq. (02-3-09)
920 S Spruce St. PO Box 511 or 653-1969
Elizbethtown PA 17022-0511
367-4330 or 653-1969

Immediate Action Following Your Arrest is Required

As soon as you get notified of an appearance before a Magisterial District Judge is the time to act, not after speaking to the police or prosecutors. That will not help your case or prevent a harsh sentence from a judge or jury. You may see it as being cooperative, but you are essentially compromising your defense before it even starts. Let us speak for you and protect your rights, particularly the right to remain silent.

Accessibility and Convenience during a Difficult Time

We combine our aggressive approach, extensive experience and legal knowledge with accessibility and convenience. Recognizing that not all arrests occur during the business day, we make ourselves available 24/7 when you need us most. Add to that our convenient office locations throughout Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Lancaster and Philadelphia. We make a significant decision, the decision to retain legal counsel who will be at your side, easy to make.

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You also need lawyers both passionate in what they do and compassionate in their treatment of their clients. You deserve a lawyer that is available when you need him, treats you with respect, and protects your rights vigorously. We make your choice all the clearer with locations throughout the metropolitan Philadelphia Pennsylvania, including Center City Philadelphia, West Chester, Downingtown/Exton, Malvern, Kennett Square, Lancaster, King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, Radnor and Springfield. Now is the time for action. Choose the winning strategy of Lee A. Ciccarelli. Together our legal team will give you the edge.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Pennsylvania DUI and Criminal Defense lawyer, contact us. Call us at 610-925-2500 or toll-free at 888-643-0006.

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