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A criminal offense on your record can potentially lead to a life-time of unwanted repercussions. Whether you are a working professional or a student, this can jeopardize both your current and future employment opportunities. Students may also face additional disciplinary action by the college, which may include probation or expulsion.

Certain industries may also require periodic background checks or special licenses, which may be at risk due to even the smallest criminal misdemeanor. For all of these reasons and more, it is vital to consider all of your legal options and consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Chester County Criminal Defense Attorney

Michael Skinner is a criminal defense attorney with a well-rounded perspective on the criminal justice field. He is a former Assistant District Attorney in Chester County, where he tried thousands of criminal cases and hundreds of DUI cases. This experience has proven essential in his advocacy at the Skinner Law Firm, a Chester County based firm.

The Skinner Law Firm focuses exclusively on criminal defense. They help men, women, and minors who face misdemeanor or felony offenses, including:

If you or a loved one has been charged with an alleged criminal offense in Chester County, it’s important to discuss your legal options with a local attorney who you can trust. Call (610) 436-1410 to speak with an experienced attorney from our law firm.

Chester County Court and Legal Resources

Court of Common Pleas in Chester County – This is a general jurisdiction trial court located in West Chester, PA. The court handles criminal matters, family law, estates and others.

Justice Center (Chester County)
201 W. Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Historic Courthouse (North Wing)
2 N. High Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Historic Courthouse Annex
17 N. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Chester County District Attorney – The Chester County District Attorney’s Office is responsible for prosecuting criminal offenses in the county. The DA’s office supervises several departments, each which is responsible for trying and investigating distinct areas.

Chester County District Attorney’s Office
201 West Market Street, Suite 4450
P.O. Box 2746
West Chester, PA 19380-0989

Law Enforcement

Chester County Sheriff – The local sheriff is responsible for serving civil papers, conducting auctions of foreclosed property, serving eviction notices, and maintaining the county jail.

Chester County Sheriff’s Office
201 West Market Street
Suite 1201
P.O. Box 2746
West Chester, PA 19380-0989
Chester County Prison
Chester County Prison
501 South Wawaset Road
West Chester, PA 19382-6776

Driving Schools

Cantor’s Driving School – Founded in 1976, Cantor’s Driving School is one of the oldest continuously operating schools in the nation.

Deshi Driving School – Local driving school serving Montgomery County, Buck County, and Chester County.

Incorporated Cities of Chester County

The incorporated cities of Chester County include West Chester , Phoenixville, Coatesville, DowningtownKennett Square, Oxford, Parkesburg, Spring City, West Grove, Honey Brook, Atglen, Avondale, Elverson, Modena, and Malvern.

List of Local Magisterial District Courts in Chester County, PA

Use this list of local Magisterial District Courts in Chester County to find the name of the Magisterial District Judge and office locations. Also find contact information for the Administrative Office of District Judges in Media, Pennsylvania.

District Court 15-1-01
Judge Mark A. Bruno
Justice Center
201 West Market Street, Suite 1307
West Chester, PA 19380
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Phone: 610-431-4814
Fax: 610-431-4018
Link: Website


Borough of West Chester Wards 3, 6 & 7 and East and West Bradford Townships
District Court 15-1-02
Judge Thomas Tartaglio
1572 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
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Phone: 610-430-1966
Fax: 610-430-8641
Link: Website


Townships of Easttown, Tredyffrin: Precincts of W-3, W-4, M-1, M-5, M-6, E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5
District Court 15-1-03
Judge Gregory Hines
256 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
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Phone: 610-384-3159
Fax: 610-384-5163
Link: Website


City of Coatesville Wards 2, 4, 5, and Borough of South Coatesville
District Court 15-1-04
Judge Gwenn S. Knapp
21 West Market Street, Suite 100
West Chester, PA 19382
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Phone: 610-344-6622
Fax: 610-429-4644
Link: Website


Borough of West Chester Wards 1, 2, 4 & 5
District Court 15-1-05
Judge Grove E. Koon
Highland Corporate Center
615 Sands Court
Coatesville, PA 19320
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Phone: 610-380-3325
Fax: 610-380-4774
Link: Website


City of Coatesville Wards 1, 3, & 5 and Valley Township
District Court 15-2-01
Judge Theodore Michaels
347 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
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Phone: 610-935-1503
Fax: 610-935-7427
Link: Website


Borough of Phoenixville, Townships of East Pikeland, Charlestown, and Schuylkill
District Court 15-2-03
Judge William Kraut
Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road, Suite 110
West Chester, PA 19382
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Phone: 610-436-5757
Fax: 610-431-5755
Link: Website


Townships of West Goshen, Westtown, and Thornbury
District Court 15-2-07
Judge Lori Donatelli
75 East Uwchlan Avenue, Suite 110
Exton, PA 19341
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Phone: 610-524-7456
Fax: 610-524-6341
Link: Website


Townships of West Pikeland, Upper Uwchlan, and Uwchlan
District Court 15-3-01
Judge James DeAngelo
1130 Ridge Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
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Phone: 610-469-1910
Fax: 610-469-1913
Link: Website


Borough of Spring City, Townships of North Coventry, South Coventry, East Pikeland, East Coventry, Warwick, East Nantmeal, East Vincent, and West Vincent
District Court 15-3-04
Judge Daniel Maisano
916 West Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
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Phone: 610-444-6330
Fax: 610-444-6429
Link: Website


Borough of Kennett Square, Townships of Kennett, East Marlborough, Newlin, Pocopson, Birmingham, and Pennsbury

Finding an Experienced Criminal Lawyer in Chester County

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony offense, it’s important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Chester County. Michael Skinner is ready to closely examine all of the details of your case and fight for the best favorable outcome. He will listen to your case and form a plan for aggressively combating your charges. Call (610) 436-1410 for a free, in-depth consultation.


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