Any misdemeanor or felony charge carries some sort of punishment, whether it is probation, jail, community service or monetary fines. It is not only important to know exactly what kind of charges you face, but also the possible penalties involved.
In addition, criminal charges have detrimental effects beyond the court system. For many immigration and nonimmigrants, criminal charges could mean denial of a visa, green card, citizenship. In the most serious situations, criminal charges can result in permanent deportation.
The attorneys at Skinner Law Firm are dedicated to criminal defense. A criminal record can have devastating results that affect employment, school and other opportunities. Zealous advocacy means not only protecting the rights of clients in the criminal justice system, but looking beyond in consideration of other complications, including possible immigration consequences. If you are in the Downingtown area, contact us today to schedule a consultation regarding your case.
District Court 15-4-02 — The Kennett Square District Courts serve the boroughs of many western Chester County townships. A District Court is a lower-tiered Court. Magisterial District Court judges handle limited matters, including summary trials for summary offenses, traffic trials and preliminary hearings for misdemeanor and felony cases.District Court 15-4-02
Downingtown Police Department— The Downingtown Police Department is located in the borough of Downingtown, providing not only support against criminal matters but security for town events – both public and private. In addition to serving the city of Downingtown, its jurisdiction extends to parts of East Caln Township.Downingtown Police Department
Pennsylvania State Police— The State Police have jurisdiction throughout Pennsylvania. The departments are separated by barracks. The Embreeville Barrack is located closest to Downingtown.Embreeville State Police Barracks
In addition to the borough of Downingtown, the Downingtown Police Department also serves the surrounding areas of Caln, East Caln and East Brandywine. If you were arrested or cited for an offense, including DUI, in these townships, your first court date will likely be in Downingtown District Court.
The criminal defense attorneys at Skinner Law Firm are proud to serve clients in Downingtown and the surrounding areas, fighting a range of criminal cases. We also assist clients with immigration needs, whether directly or indirectly related to a criminal offense. Call (610) 436-1410 or submit an online form to speak with an attorney about your case today.