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.
Manayunk is a neighborhood of Philadelphia located in the northwest region of the city. The name “Manayunk” derives from the Lenape Indians that were native to the area prior to being settled by Europeans in the late 1600s. The Lenape referred to the Schuylkill River as “Manaiung” which translates as “place to drink”. Manayunk is historically a working-class community and has become gentrified in recent years.
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