Philadelphia Municipal Court
|Phone||(215) 683-7290; Listings Unit: 683-7297|
|Mailing Address||1301 Filbert Street, Suite 208
Philadelphia Municipal Court, Philadelphia, PA 19107
|Street Address||1301 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107|
Watch out for DUI offenses in PA. Even with relatively low offenses (BAC of .10), you're looking at jail time of at least 48 hours.
Court handles some civil cases as well.
Speeding tickets and other traffic are handled in the Philadelphia Traffic Court.
|About the area||
As you can imagine with the volume, Philadelphia has a substantial amount of crime. Statistics show the volume of serious crimes is down about 20% in the last several years, but there's still a lot of problems. The city has had publicity for experimentation with the school system and arranging for free wireless internet access.
The big wheel in the DA's office is Lynne Abraham. Main office phone is 215-686-8000; Fax at 563-0047. Assistant District Attorneys for Philadelphia Municipal Court conduct preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials at a high volume, with close to 100 trials a day on average - and we're counting the weekends even though they probably don't do trials then.
|Type Of Cases||Mostly misdemeanors along with initial handling of the more serious crimes. They also have a "Nuisance Night Court." Sounds delightful.|
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