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Magisterial District Judge District 05-02-28

Elected for six year terms. Magisterial district judges (MDJs) do not have to be lawyers but are required to pass a qualifying exam. Handle civil cases up to $12,000; responsible whether serious criminal cases go the Court of Common Pleas; handle preliminary arraignments and hearings; minor criminal offenses, traffic citations and non-traffic ordinance violations. Responsible for setting and accepting bail, except in murder or voluntary manslaughter cases. Base salary is $91, 597.

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  • Oscar J. Petite, Jr.
    (Dem, Rep)