Bucks County Magisterial District 07-1-03 (6 YR Term)
Magisterial judges preside over district courts that are responsible for adjudicating all traffic and non-traffic citations as well as processing criminal and private criminal complaints inclusive of arraignments and preliminary hearings, the handling of civil and landlord tenant complaints up to a jurisdictional limit of $12,000 as well as parking violations. All misdemeanor and felony violations are filed in the district courts where they are preliminarily arraigned and afforded a preliminary hearing. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing the charges are dismissed, waived to court or held for court and referred onto the Court of Common Pleas. Source: http://www.buckscounty.org/Courts/DistrictCourts
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Kevin P. Wagner
What is the most important quality in a judge?
Under what circumstances would you recuse yourself from a case?
28 years as a Constable working in the District Court I'm running for. I've been involved with thousands of cases from criminal to civil
Temple University PCCD Law Enforcement certification
There are so many qualities that I feel are equally important but I believe that being passionate about the job and our community stands out to me. Trying to teach our youth to make better decisions in life, helping individuals and families in crisis that are dealing with mental health issues or drug abuse is just as important to me as knowing the law and procedures in the court.
A judge must remain neutral and unbiased in all matters before the court.
A judge must recuse themselves from cases involving family, friends, business associates etc to avoid the appearance of bias and favoritism. It is a necessary process to show neutrality in the justice system.
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