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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23, Aug 2014 - Phila. woman charged for bringing firearm into New Jersey
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - A Superior Court judge denied a motion Tuesday to drop charges against a Philadelphia woman who has a Pennsylvania gun permit and was found with a weapon in her car during a traffic stop on the Atlantic City Expressway last fall.
23, Aug 2014 - Dozens of bombs, marijuana plants found in search of Robeson man's property, police say
The search of a Berks County property led to a potentially explosive find for state and federal law enforcement authorities. Agents with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and members of the Pennsylvania State Police vice unit executed a warrant to search 65 Fry Rd. in Robeson Township on Thursday. What they found, according to court documents, included six pipe bombs, 43 smaller ...
23, Aug 2014 - Law firms cautioned about creating LGBT practice groups
It may appear to be a good time to begin marketing legal services to same-sex couples in Pennsylvania given the overturning of the state’s ban on gay marriage, but lawyers who have long represented the community warn firms not to just stick “LGBT” in front of their practice and hope for work.
23, Aug 2014 - York, PA Man serves 24 years in Pennsylvania prison for crime he didn’t commit
A former New York businessman walked out of a Pennsylvania prison today as a free man after spending 24 years of his life behind bars. 79-year-old Han Tak Lee was convicted of setting a fire that killed his 20-year-old daughter in 1989. But a judge ruled earlier this month that the case against him was […]
23, Aug 2014 - Ex-NYC Businessman Freed From Prison After Arson Conviction Is Tossed
A 79-year-old former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison in Pennsylvania Friday after 24 years.
23, Aug 2014 - McKeesport home invasion suspect waives extradition
A suspect in a violent Sunday McKeesport home invasion has waived his extradition to Pennsylvania from a Bowling Green, Ohio, jail. The Wood County sheriff’s ...
23, Aug 2014 - Harrisburg, PA Former Senate leader’s lawyers say Turnpike corruption charges ‘double jeopardy’
HARRISBURG — A federal prosecutor on Monday testified that he agreed to give case files on former Senate Minority Leader Robert Mellow to the Pennsylvania ...
23, Aug 2014 - Franklin, PA Trial date set in Pennsylvania school stabbings
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - An Oct. 6 trial has been set for a 16-year-old boy charged in a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school. But that date could be postponed because the defense attorney for Alex Hribal has said he plans to ask a Westmoreland County judge to move the case to juvenile court.
23, Aug 2014 - Immigrants in Western Pennsylvania region typically transients
All but four of 89 men and women arrested since 2011 in Western Pennsylvania for the felony crime of illegally re-entering the United States after ...
23, Aug 2014 - Harrisburg, PA Federal judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal case
HARRISBURG — A federal judge in Pennsylvania said Friday she will not halt the criminal case against former Penn State president Graham Spanier, who is ...
23, Aug 2014 - Harrisburg, PA U.S. judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal case
HARRISBURG -- A federal judge in Pennsylvania said Friday she will not halt the criminal case against former Pennsylvania State University president Graham Spanier, who is accused of a criminal cover-up of child sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
23, Aug 2014 - Malvern, PA Attorney wants seized $125K wine collection returned
A lawyer convicted of selling high-end wine, despite strict Pennsylvania liquor laws, hopes to win back the seized collection before it's destroyed. Arthur Goldman's collection, which includes rare vintages not sold in state-run wine stores, is worth an estimated $125,000 or more. Police seized nearly 2,500 bottles from Goldman after making undercover buys at his home in Malvern, Chester County ...
22, Aug 2014 - Berks, PA Pa. man convicted in botched parking lot robbery
READING, Pa. (AP) - 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.
22, Aug 2014 - York, PA Man convicted of arson 24 years ago in Stroud to be freed Friday
HARRISBURG (AP) — An elderly man who has spent 24 years in prison for his daughter's fire-related death in Stroud Township is set to be released, weeks after his Pennsylvania conviction was overturned.
22, Aug 2014 - Allegheny, PA Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in Pa. slaying
A western Pennsylvania man faces life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man outside a Pittsburgh bar last fall.
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