Courts in Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania's state court system includes Magistrate District Judicial Courts, as well as Philadelphia Traffic Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Courts at its lowest level. Pennsylvania's trial courts are called Courts of Common Pleas, and these hear domestic relations, general civil, and juvenile cases in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Courts hear criminal, civil, and administrative agency appeals, and the Pennsylvania Superior Court also hears these types of appeals. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the highest court in the Pennsylvania court system. The Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System provides an online database where you can find out more about Pennsylvania court cases. This judiciary web portal can be found at and includes information including a public case calendar for the various courts, Pennsylvania court rules, and a Docket Sheet online database that can be searched by docket number and organization or party name. This database can also be searched by police report number to find information about police incidents in Pennsylvania. The website also includes an e-pay system, which you can use to pay Pennsylvania fines and costs online. For more information regarding the online services, see
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01, Sep 2014 - Dauphin, PA 5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:44 am | Updated: 11:06 am, Wed Aug 20, 2014. Seventy-nine-year-old Han Tak Lee has spent 24 years in prison for the fire that killed his 20-year-old daughter at a Pocono Mountains retreat.
01, Sep 2014 - York, PA Man freed on bail in Pennsylvania murder case after 25 years
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A man whose murder conviction was quashed this summer was granted bail by a federal magistrate on Friday after nearly 25 years in a Pennsylvania prison on charges he had set a fire that killed his daughter at a Korean religious retreat. Han Tak Lee, 79, a businessman from Queens, New York, was convicted of arson and murder after his 20-year-old, mentally ...
01, Sep 2014 - York, PA Man to be freed from prison after 24-year-old arson conviction overturned in daughter's death
A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man.
01, Sep 2014 - Berks, PA Pa. man convicted in botched parking lot robbery
An eastern Pennsylvania man faces life in prison without parole following his conviction in the murder of a man shot twice during a botched robbery in a parking lot last fall.
01, Sep 2014 - Contractor pleads in NW Pa. well-plugging case
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A contractor has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge that he lied to the government in saying that he had plugged abandoned northwestern Pennsylvania oil wells in accordance with environmental regulations.
01, Sep 2014 - Pike, PA Appeal vowed after NE Pa. murder conviction
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man facing a mandatory term of life in prison without parole is maintaining his innocence in the shooting death of a woman in a car at a northeastern Pennsylvania apartment complex.
01, Sep 2014 - Montgomery, PA State appellate court frowns on sentencing laws
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania appellate court judges have added their voice to lower court decisions saying that certain state mandatory minimum sentencing laws are unconstitutional under a U.S. Supreme Court case decided last year.
01, Sep 2014 - Lackawanna, PA Pa. man sentenced for aid to murder suspect
A man charged after police said he drove a friend to another state following the murder of a northeastern Pennsylvania college student has been sentenced to eight months to 2½½ years in prison.
01, Sep 2014 - Pike, PA Appeal vowed after Wilkes-Barre murder conviction
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man facing a mandatory term of life in prison without parole is maintaining his innocence in the shooting death of a woman in a car at a northeastern Pennsylvania apartment complex.
01, Sep 2014 - Beaver, PA Closings slated in pregnant Pa. woman's death
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) - Closing arguments are expected in the trial of a man accused of having killed a pregnant western Pennsylvania woman after he and a co-defendant went to rob her boyfriend.
01, Sep 2014 - Indiana, PA Woman guilty of downloading porn to frame husband
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania woman faces up to nine years in prison for downloading child pornography in an attempt to frame her estranged husband. An Indiana County jury on Wednesday convicted 43-year-old Meri Jane Woods, of Clymer. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says Woods downloaded 40 images to the family computer and took it to the state police last August, then blamed ...
01, Sep 2014 - York, PA Old US arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — A South Korean-born man whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.
01, Sep 2014 - Marvel Entertainment Sued by Unpaid Intern in Class Action Wage Lawsuit
A former intern filed a class action lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment, LLC on Monday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, claiming he was “wrongfully” classified and unfairly denied “minimum wages” while working for the company. According to the documents obtained by TheWrap, Kenneth Jackson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, says he worked at Marvel from August 2008 through December of ...
01, Sep 2014 - Advisor Gets 21-Year Sentence in Fraud Case
A federal court has sentenced a Pennsylvania investment advisor to more than 21 years in prison for squandering millions of dollars in investors' assets while falsifying statements to indicate strong returns and stable principal balances.
01, Sep 2014 - York, PA York homicide suspect extradited back to Pennsylvania
A York man accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Dashaun David on July 19 has been extradited back to Pennsylvania, prosecutors confirmed Wednesday. Jeffrey A. Reid, 27, was brought to the commonwealth from Virginia and taken to York County Prison without …
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