In Philadelphia, criminal cases begin in the Philadelphia Municipal Court, which serves a similar function as Magisterial District Courts. In the Philadelphia Municipal Court, testimony is taken from witnesses for use at Trial and for the Municipal Court Judge to decide which charges, if any, will proceed to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Both the Philadelphia Municipal Court and Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas are located in Center City Philadelphia, just around the corner from our office.
Some criminal cases, such as traffic offenses and other minor infractions, are only heard at the Magisterial District Court level (or the Municipal Court level in Philadelphia) and do not proceed to the Court of Common Pleas unless they are appealed by the defendant or the District Attorney.
Frankford is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia about six miles Northeast of Center City. Frankford is bordered by Bridesburg, Kensington, Juniata, Oxford Circle, Summerdale, and Wissinoming. Frankford was established as a village by the Quakers in 1682 in an area that was already occupied by Swedes and Germans.
Crimes that Criminal Defense Attorneys Kenny, Burns and McGill defend
Violent Crimes, Drug Trafficking, Drug Possession, Domestic Violence, Warrants, Parole Violations, Murder and Attempted Murder, Sex Crimes, RICO, Federal Offenses, White Collar Crimes, Weapon Offenses, Grand Jury, DUI